Bandits kill five soldiers, two others in Niger

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Seven persons, including five military officers and one Civil Defence Officer have been killed in recent bandit attacks in five communities in Shiroro local government area of Niger state.

Ten others were said to have been kidnapped with seven motorcycles stolen and some military vehicles burnt during the attack.

The communities include Allawa, Manta, Gurmana, Bassa and Kokki.

It was learnt the attacks occurred on Wednesday and Thursday morning.

A lot of injured villagers are receiving treatment in various health centers in Shiroro local government area.

It was learnt the bandits stormed the Allawa camp of the Joint Security Task Force at about 2 am on Thursday and opened fire on the officials, including Army, Police, Civil Defence and Vigilantes killing five Soldiers and one Civil Defence Officer.

Several others sustained injuries.

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