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Bandits Kill Two Soldiers Abduct A Chinese In Niger



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Two soldiers have been killed by bandits.

 

The incident happened on Monday.

 

The bandits also abducted a Chinese in Magama local government area of Niger state.

 

The Nation learnt that the bandits attacked Libale community in Nasko, Magama local government area but met with heavy military resistance

 

This resulted into exchange of fire between the bandits and the military.

 

A security source told The Nation that two military men were killed in the attack while several other people were injured.

 

However, there is no information as to how many bandits were injured or killed in the exchange of fire.

 

A resident in the Village said that the bandits ran into ‘mountain Libale’ which is a popular mountain in the community.

 

It was also learnt that the military and other security agents are currently combing the mountains and the forest for the bandits.

 

The Chinese is said to be one of the workers in the construction firm handling the road construction in the area.

 

When The Nation contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun to confirm the incident, the calls and text messages were unanswered.

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