Bandits kill two soldiers, kidnap Chinese national in Niger

Bandits kill two soldiers, kidnap Chinese national in Niger

Bandits killed two soldiers and abducted a Chinese in the Magama Local Government Area of Niger State.

It was gathered that the bandits on Monday attacked the Libale community in Nasko, but met with stiff military resistance, resulting in the exchange of fire between the bandits and the soldiers.

A security source told The PUNCH that two soldiers were killed in the attack, while several bandits were killed.

However, the number of bandits injured or killed in the exchange of fire could not be ascertained.

A resident of the village said the bandits ran into the Libale Mountain area in the community.

The military and other security agents were said to be currently combing the mountain area and the forest with a view to apprehending the bandits.

The Chinese was said to be one of the workers of the construction firm handling a road project in the area.

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