More than 100 terrorists invaded Niger community in broad daylight – Abubakar Bello
Governor of Niger state, Abubakar Bello has disclosed that atleast 100 terrorists invaded Galadima Kogo village on Saturday.
According to the governor, 11 members of the joint security task force and many residents were killed in the attack.
This was contained in a statement released on Monday by the chief press secretary to the governor, Mary Noel-Berje.
While condemning the attack, Bello said his government had “run out of patience with the terrorists”.
“Terrorists, numbering over 100 are said to have invaded the community in broad daylight, killing about 11 joint security taskforce members, several villagers and leaving many injured while scores of the gunmen were also said to have been neutralized,” the statement reads.
“The governor condemned the attack on Galadiman Kogo stressing that it would have been unsuccessful if villagers from Galape and Kudodo in Allawa community had alerted the security agencies when they noticed movements of the terrorists towards the town.
“Governor Sani Bello urged villagers in the affected communities to endeavour to provide credible information to the joint security taskforce stationed in the area adding that security agencies can not perform effectively and efficiently without getting appropriate support and intelligence from the people.
“The governor called for calm and urged the fleeing communities in Galadiman Kogo and Kuchi in Shiroro and Munya local government areas to await swift and immediate response from the joint security task force stressing that their earlier withdrawal was tactical to restrategize.
“Governor Sani Bello said the state government has already secured the order and clearance of President Buhari to carry out intensive military operations in Shiroro, Munya and Rafi local governments axis assuring that ground and airstrikes would continue to comb the areas to flush out those miscreants.
“We have really run out of patience with the terrorists and we’ll use every means possible to bring an end to this incessant bloody attacks on innocent people.”
The governor said his administration will “do everything to stop the killings and return normalcy” to the affected communities.
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