Police foil bandits’ plot to attack Niger communities, recover three motorcycles


By Mohammed Usman

The Tactical Unit of Nigerian Police in Niger State has successfully repelled armed bandits’ attempted attack at Wamba community, Mangoro and Bangi villages, Mariga Local Government Area of the state and recovered three abandoned motorcycles.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Niger State Police Command, DSP Wasiu A. Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement he issued on behalf  of the state Commissioner of Police.

He said that the armed bandits, on foot, had attempted to attack the village before their plots were foiled.

“On the 13th of December, 2021 at about 1030hrs, a group of suspected armed bandits on foot attempted to attack Wamba village along Kampani-Bobi/ Bangi road, Mariga Local Government Area.

“The Police tactical team deployed to the area mobilized and vehemently repelled the bandits while the hoodlums later re-grouped at about 1300hrs of same date and reinforced on motorcycles to proceed to the same village.

“However, the tactical teams at Mangoro and Bangi villages were immediately mobilized and dispatched to the scene for reinforcement, and as a result, the bandits were engaged in a fierce gun duel in which they later escaped into nearby forests with bullet injuries and abandoned three unregistered motorcycles.

“Effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing armed men, and members of the public, especially residents of Wamba and its environs are advised to report any person(s) found with bullet wounds to the nearest Police station or other security agencies.”

The state Police Commissioner of Police, Monday Bala Kuryas, while commending the tactical team for the gallant display of professionalism and courage to achieve the desired objectives, urged the officers not to relent in the ongoing onslaught against banditry and related vices in the state.




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