From Dan Amasingha, Minna
A total of 27 Military and police officers on a joint operation against banditry in Shiroro local government Area of Niger state wer reportedly killed in an ambush at Galadimakogo and Garikogo communities.
Chairman of Shiroro Concerned Youth Forum, Comrade Bello Ibrahim said the gallant officers paid the supreme price, while defending the communities, which have come under incessant banditry attack.
” I can authoritatively confirm to you that some 27 Military and police officers on joint operation along the Lakpma axis of Shiroro local government were killed”
“Although, we have sketchy details of the circumstances surrounding their death but, we have pictorial evidence to prove the incident infact, their remains are already with the relevant authorities”
The Chairman, who was speaking at a briefing on the condition at the Internally displaced person’s camp at Shiroro decried the sub human conditions some of the IDPS were living at the camp.
However, when contacted, the Niger state police public relation offices, ASP Wasiu Abiodun denied the figure saying he was only aware of one death.
” All I can confirm to you is that, one person died from the area, you can contact the Defence headquarters for further information.
Bello Ibrahim had explained That, 44 communities were currently under consistent banditry attack as at 9th of December 2019 comprising of 8 wards in Lakpma axis of Shiroro local government Area.