Three soldiers, one civilian killed by gunmen in Niger village


Suspected gunmen have killed three soldiers and a vigilante in Yakila village in Rafi local government area of Niger state.

The victims were reportedly killed during their attempt to rescue two kidnapped foreign nationals.

Though information about the unfortunate development were still sketchy as at press time, sources said the soldiers and vigilante member were killed during an exchange of gunfire with the gunmen.

Some persons equally sustained injuries in the process. Their number has not ascertained yet.

The gunmen had kidnapped the foreigners who are road contractors working on the reconstruction of the road from Yakila to Tegina when they attacked the construction site in their numbers on motorcycles.

The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello on Security matters, Rt. Colonel Mohammed Maikundi confirmed the incident.

He said security agencies mobilised and restrategized thereafter moved to the area where they also killed some bandits.


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