Hunters, in a sting-like operation, have neutralised 47 bandits terrorizing Shiroro communities in Niger State.
A source disclose that the hunters stormed the ‘riverside’ community in Magami between Shiroro and Rafi Local government areas on Wednesday.
It was gathered that bandit terrorists who have established their camps at the riverside used it as an hideout.
A police intelligence officer confirmed that several bandits also fled with gunshot wounds, aside those killed.
“I can tell you for a fact that the bandits met their waterloo. At least 47 of them were eliminated by the hunters who participated in the operation,” the source told PRNigeria.
Recall that Governor Abubakar Sani Bello had in June 2021 inaugurated the Niger Special Vigilante Corps (NSVC).
The NSVC was formulated to streamline the activities of all local security outfits into one special corps.
Speaking during the inauguration, Governor Bello had said: “Bandits want to force us to change our way of life in Niger State but we won’t allow them.
“They stopped our children from going to school, they stopped us from travelling on our roads, they stopped farmers from going to the farm and now they are trying to stop from anything, but we will not be intimidated. We will not allow that to happen; we will continue to live our normal lives.”