Police confirm the murder of “many bandits” in Niger

The Police Command in Niger has confirmed the killing of “many bandits” by the Joint Security Task Force in the North-Central state. Bala Kuryas, its commissioner, told the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Minna on Wednesday that a number of bandits were neutralized by the joint security task force “in recent days.” “We also recovered several motorcycles and cows during the operations. “We have put in place sensitive security measures that will take care of any unforeseen circumstances in our area of ​​supervision. “All we require from members of the general public is vital information that can help our men on the ground deal with any form of security threat,” he said. Meanwhile, the Nigerien government has said that 200 bandits were killed by the joint security task force in the last three days in different parts of the state. Mr. Emmanuel Umaru, Chairman of the Joint Security Working Group and Commissioner for Local Government Affairs and Chiefdoms, revealed this to journalists on Wednesday. Umaru said that several bandits were neutralized in the Kundu village of Rafi local government. “We are making progress in the ongoing fight against banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and other criminal elements in our state. “The exchange of fire between the armed men and the Joint Security Task Force and vigilante teams led to the death of several bandits. “We also recovered more than 100 motorcycles and cows in the last three days in Rafi, Wushishi and Mashegu local government areas.” He explained that most of the recovered cows were handed over to their rightful owners. The Commissioner regretted that two security personnel died during the operation. According to him, police and military tactical squads have been deployed in the areas where the bandits operate. “Our objective is to locate criminals. “We are calling on residents to help security personnel with reliable information that can help stop bad guys. “The security measures that already exist in the 25 local government areas will make it difficult for bandits to operate,” he said. Read More Related News Here