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Driver crushes three terror suspects in Niger

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A brave driver yesterday crushed three suspected terrorists to death in Niger State.

The gunmen, it was learnt, had attacked Mutun Daya community in Shiroro council of the state.

The driver was on his way to Gwada when he encountered the terrorists on the road and ran them over as they shot at his vehicle.

The terrorists killed two passengers in the vehicle while a passerby sustained a bullet injury.

The terrorists had stormed Mutun daya and Gwada communities in Shiroro local government area displacing villagers and rustling cattle.

the terrorists invaded the communities in over 69 motorcycles with each carrying three passengers armed with AK47 and  Ak49 guns.

Some hours into the attack, armed military personnel entered the communities to repel the terrorists, neutralising six terrorists while one bandit was apprehended.

The state Commandant of Niger State Vigilante Corps (NSVC), Yarima Nasir Manta confirmed the attack, saying the security task force was on the trail of the fleeing bandits.

The state Police Command, while confirming the terrorists attack, said the terrorists were also sighted at Zazagha, Injita, Fuka and Daza villages of Munya local government area of the state.

Police spokesman Abiodun Wasiu said the terrorists were in groups.

“The bandits were engaged in a gun duel and some of them were neutralised, while others escaped into the forest,” he said.

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