– Armed bandits killed three Nigerian soldiers in the Nigerian state.
– This was announced by The Governor of the Nigerian State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello
– However, the governor said the bandits had already been chased by the Nigerian military to reassure residents that they would be arrested
Three soldiers were killed in an encounter with bandits in the Mariga city of Mariga in the Nigerian state on Monday, May 18.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, the announced after a State Security meeting at the government building on Tuesday May 18, said many people with varying degrees of injuries had got away with the encounter.
This daily newspaper quoted him as saying:
“The three soldiers were killed by bandits and our security guards te pursue them. I can assure you that they will be arrested soon. “
Bello stated that while the state still faces serious security challenges, the security forces are working tirelessly to address the challenges, particularly in communities recently hit by Boko Haram and bandits were attacked.
He stated that the IDPs have been brought back from the attacks to their communities and are returning to their villages.
The Nigerian tribune also reported that Governor Bello had assured the residents of Niger that his administration would support both the federal government and state security agencies.
Meanwhile, the Daily Sun reports that a group of armed bandits engaged each other in a gun battle in which no fewer than 12 of them died while the scores sc h who were injured.
According to the report, many others have fled for a living. They leave their camp in Kusasu in complete disarray as members of the community watched in disbelief.
< p class = "align-left"> Plus TV, for its part, reports that no fewer than 150 members of the special The Vigilante Troop in the Nigerian state have expressed their willingness to limit the activities of criminal elements in their area.
< p class = "align-left"> According to the report, the vigilante members were gathered in the secretariat of the local government of Chanchaga before their final dispatch to the area of operation.
In Benue urged Governor Samuel Ortom on Monday May 17 urged residents of the state to defend themselves against armed invaders.
The governor said those who do not have legal weapons should go to their neighbors and get one.
Governor Ortom briefed the state’s residents when he briefed journalists attached to his office of the outcome of a recently expanded stakeholder meeting at the House of Government’s new banquet hall, Makurdi.