Bandits kill 15 People In Niger Community


Twenty-four hours after suspected armed bandits attacked Tegina killing two persons and abducted close to 200 pupils, no fewer than 15 villagers reportedly lost their lives in Beri town, Bobi district of Mariga Local Government Area of Niger state yesterday morning.


Also killed during the early morning raid by the armed bandits in some communities is a Mobile Policeman whose names could not be ascertained as at the time of this report Monday evening.


The armed bandits according to an eye witness account however had stiff resistance from the men of the local vigilante who put up a brave fight that eventually neutralised 5 of the assailants and ended further destruction of lives and properties.

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A source said that the Beri Police Station was not spared in the destruction spree as the hoodlums set the station ablaze with several people reportedly injured durning the stampede that accompanied the arson on the police station.

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