An attempted attack by bandits in Bangi, Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State has been met by a stiff response by the Joint Security Operatives comprising the Nigerian Army, the police and members of the Niger State Vigilante Corps on Wednesday evening.
Residents said bandits in their numbers wanted to invade the local government headquarters around 6pm on Wednesday but the situation was saved by the quick intervention of the joint security forces.
The State’s Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar, said over 100 bandits were neutralised while 50 motorcycles were recovered during the operation.
He added that the attackers had moved from Nasko where they killed the Divisional Police Officer and other security operatives on Tuesday to launch another attack on Bangi, Mariga Local Government, in the same axis.
The Commissioner however expressed regrets that one security personnel died during the bloody operation.
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