Police kill 1 bandit, recover firearm in Niger

The Niger have shot and killed a bandit and recovered one AK-47 riffle from him in Tashan – Barau village of Rafi Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Adamu Usman, Commissioner of in the state, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of () in Minna on Wednesday.

Usman said that on March 30 at about 15 :25 hours,a team of Operation Puff-Adder 11, attached to the command acted on a credible intelligence that a group of on motorcycles was sighted heading toward Pangu-Gari in Rafi local government area.

He said that the team mobilised to the location and engaged the in a fierce gun battle at Tashan-Barau village, along Tegina/Minna road.

He said that one of the who was later identified as Mohammed Garba of Ungwan Sani, Sabon Mariga area of Rafi local government area was shot, while one AK 47 rifle and an unregistered Bajaj motorcycle were recovered.

The commissioner said the corpse of the criminal had been deposited at a hospital mortuary.

He assured members of the public that the command would continue the onslaught against bandits and called on the residents to always give useful and timely information to agencies.( )

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