Bandits Attack Kebbi Deputy Govs Convoy, Kill 15 Soldiers, Others

File photo of bandits operating in Northern Nigeria

Bandits have killed fifteen (15) soldiers, a policeman and an unspecified number of civilians when they attacked the convoy of the Kebbi State Deputy Governor, Colonel Samaila Yonbe (retd.).

VANTAGE NEWS reports that the attack happened in Kenya village around 8pm on Tuesday.

An indigene, Musa Mohammed, who spoke to The Punch, said the bandits also took away the uniforms and the rifles of the slain soldiers.

He added that the corpses of the slain soldiers have been deposited at the Sir Yahaya General Hospital in Birnin Kebbi.

Mohammed revealed that the deputy governor was on his way to Kenya village with the Commanding Officer, Zuru Army Barracks to condole the people of the village over the killings of 67 vigilante members who were killed by bandits last Monday.

“Immediately the bandits arrived the village, they opened fire on the deputy governor’s convoy and the security personnel attached to him also retaliated,” he said.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that the bandits overpowered the deputy governor’s convoy due to their large number.

An unspecified number of civilians reportedly lost their lives during the exchange of gunfire between security operatives and the bandits.

The deputy governor escaped unhurt but his Chief Security Officer, SP Nafiu Abubakar, was among those who were killed by the bandits.


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