The Nigerian military killed 32 bandits who got lost in the state of Niger while they were fleeing an army offensive in northwestern Zamfara state.
The bandits were found in the Bangu Gari area on Sunday evening killed after attacking a police station and killing five officers a few hours earlier.
“They came in large numbers with sophisticated weapons, including rocket launchers, after escaping their camps in Danjibga and Munhaye, Zamfara state … They stormed the police station in Bangu Gari in Rafi LGA and killed five police officers during the exchange of fire, “said the military on Monday.
” A signal was immediately received and a joint security unit was dispatched. At least 32 of the bandits were killed, including their leaders Karki Buzu and Yalo Nagoshi, while another royal staff, Ali Kawaji, sustained serious gunshot wounds. when they attacked a market in neighboring Sokoto on Saturday. Around eleven suspected bandits have been arrested.
As the state offensive against bandits, terrorists and secessionists in the Northwest, North-Central and Northeast continues, President Muhammadu Buhari has again promised to eradicate all forms of violent crime.
The President affirmed during a graduation ceremony at the Nigerian Defense Academy.
“As you know, our beloved nation of Nigeria is facing many security challenges at this time. We continue to face security threats and violent crimes such as insurgents, banditry, kidnappings and politically motivated killings that threaten our national integration, ”he said.
new equipment in our fight against any form of insecurity from our friendly countries . “
President Buhari said these funds will be used to accelerate the fight against insecurity in all parts of the country.