Gunmen Kill 30 Security Men in Niger

Laleye Dipo in Minna

Not less than 30 local  security men have been killed in DogonDawa village in the Mariga local government of Niger state.

Some of the security men were  said to be missing while some others sustained serious matchete and gunshot injuries.

The incident was reported to have happened last Saturday night when the local security men trailed the gunmen into the forest.

According to a report, the gunmen got wind  that the local security men were on their trail resulting in their setting up an ambush for the security men which they ran into resulting in their massacre.

The Chairman, Mariga Local Government Council, Alhaji Abbas Kasuwar Garba, confirmed the incident and expressed concern that as residents prepared for the farming season as a result of restoration of  peace the bandits have resurfaced to wreck havoc on his people.

Garba commiserated with families of the deceased promising that called for government will investigate the circumstances leading to the incident.

 The Niger state government and police command Public Relations Officer PPRO, SP Wasiu Abiodun are yet to speak on the incident.

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