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14 vigilantes, five others killed in Niger terrorist attacks

EMERGENCY DIGEST- Fourteen vigilantes from Rijau local government area of Niger State, who went to assist their colleagues in fighting bandits in Kebbi State, have been killed.

The Nation learnt residents of Darin Daji in Sakaba local government area of Kebbi State came under bandit attack, forcing vigilantes to send a Save Our Soul(SOS) message to their colleagues in Tungan Magajiya community of Rijau local government.

The vigilantes,who went en masse to Kebbi State, battled the bandits but over 52 people were said to have been killed in the attack.

Chairman of Rijau local government area, Alhaji Bello Bako confirmed the incident.

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He said: “15 vigilantes were killed when they went to assist their colleagues in Kebbi state to fight the bandits who were attacking the community.

“The attack was not in Rijau local government, they only went to support their colleagues and unfortunately met their death.”

The Nation learnt that 52 people were killed in the attack which occurred on Monday morning in Sakaba local government area of Kebbi state which shares a boundary with Rijau local government area of Niger State.

 

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