The corpses of the terrorists.
Security forces kill 200 terrorist in Niger
By Mohammed Usman
No fewer than 200 terrorists have been decimated in Niger State between Sunday and Wednesday due to the adoption of new approach in crime fighting.
The feat was however not without supreme prize paid by security personnel as the joint security forces combating the criminals lost two of their men while several others with various degrees of injuries are responding to treatment.
Niger State Commissioner of Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Mr. Emmanuel Umar, disclosed this briefing journalists about the decimation of about four terror groups operating in parts of the state.
Umar gave the names of the terror groups hibernating in Shiroro, Lavun, Mariga, Wushishi, Kontagora, Paikoro, Munya and Rafi Local Government Area to include Ali Kawake, Yello Jambros, Kachalla Halilu and Bello Turji.
He further disclosed that efforts were being intensified to rid the state of all forms of criminals.
The commissioner said: “Between Sunday and today the joint security forces were able to neutralise over 200 terrorists representing about four groups namely, Kachalla Halilu, Ali Kawaje, Yello Jambros and Bello Turji, including some of their commanders”.
He commended the courage and collaborative efforts of traditional rulers in the state and communities for their resilience, stressing, “They stood their grounds to protect and defend their land against the terrorists.
“Our gallant joint security forces proved their worth by the recent feat. Many motorcycles and rustled cattle were also recovered during the invasion and we recorded very minimal casualty on the side of security forces. We lost only two security men.”
While expressing sympathy to the families of the security personnel and communities who lost their loved ones, the commissioner called on transporters to be conscious of some fleeing terrorists along the highways seeking to be transported to certain locations and report to security agencies.