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Police kills 7 suspected bandits in Niger



Police operatives in Niger have killed seven suspected bandits in Kumbashi village of Mariga local government area of the state.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ogundele Ayodeji, confirmed the development to journalists on Thursday in Minna.

He said: “We received intelligent reports on plan attack by the bandits on Kumbashi village and mobilise our personnel for prompt security action.

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“The police tactical teams and local vigilante/hunters stationed at Kumbashi town engaged the bandits in a shootout and seven of the hoodlums were neutralised while others escaped with gunshot injuries.”

Ayodeji added that two members of the vigilante group sustained bullet wounds and were taken to the Kontagora General Hospital for treatment.

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