By Ismail Auwal
Niger State Commissioner for Local Government and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar has said that security operatives have killed 200 bandits during a clash in the state.
Umar disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing journalists in Minna, the Niger capital, on the security situation in the state.
According to Umar, the commanders of some bandit groups were among those killed by the security operatives.
He added that some security operatives died during the duel, while others sustained injuries.
“Yesterday precisely, our joint security task force had a successful encounter with a group of terrorists terrorising us for the past few weeks,” he said
“These groups belong to about four terrorist groups. The groups of Ali Kawaje, Kachalla Halilu, Yellow Jonbros and Bello Turji, most of their commanders were neutralised in the encounter, “ he revealed.
According him, “those who were injured are currently receiving treatment.”