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Bandits kill 6 soldiers, abduct one senior army officer in Niger state

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Reports have it that a tragic ambush occurred on Friday in Niger State, where bandits attacked soldiers and civilians in the communities of Roro, Karaga, and Rumace in Shiroro Local Government Area of the State.

The ambush resulted in the loss of six soldiers, with an army captain reportedly abducted. Additionally, a hunter and two farmers were killed, and several properties were destroyed.

The incident occurred as the soldiers responded to a distress call, with the bandits launching their attack near Roro village. Despite attempts to reach military and police authorities for comment, there has been no official response.

However, the Commissioner for Homeland Security in Niger State, Bello Abdullahi Mohammed, confirmed the incident, pledging vigorous efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice and support the affected communities.

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