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Police foils bandits attack, rescues 15 victims in Niger community



Police operatives in Niger on Thursday foiled a bandits’ attack on Maraban Dan-Daudu village in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state and rescued 15 victims.

The spokesman for the state police command, Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed the development in a statement on Friday in Minna, said three suspected bandits were arrested by the operatives.

He listed the suspects as Aliyu Mohammed Dauda, Wada Usman Shehu and Mohammed Shehu Abubakar.

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“The incident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. on May 12 when armed bandits attempted to invade Maraban Dan-Daudu and Jiko villages via Gwada, Shiroro Local Government Area.

“Joint security team deployed to the area with vigilante members responded and engaged the bandits in a gun duel which lasted several hours following a distress call on the attack.”

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