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13 Persons, Not 37 Killed in Shiroro Banditry Attack – Niger CP



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Niger State Police, on Monday revealed that only 13 persons instead of 37 were killed by bandits at Nakundna and Wurukuchi communities, Shiroro Local Government Area on Monday.

The State Commissioner of Police, CP, Bala Kuryas made this known in a press statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun in Minna.

According to the CP: ”The suspected bandits/terrorists attacked some villagers who were harvesting crops in their farm at Nakundna village near Kaure in Shiroro LGA, and unfortunately, thirteen (13) persons lost their lives as a result of the attack”

“However, tactical teams were drafted to the scene led by Area Commander, Shiroro as details of the incident were not immediately available due to the rough terrain and lack of communication network in the area,”

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He urged reporters to avoid rushing to publish stories without adequate verification to avoid causing panic and public outrage.

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