In a further effort of the Niger State Police Command to curb banditry and other criminality in the State, The Police tactical team at Mangoro and Bangi villages, Mariga LGA successfully repelled attempted Bandits attack on Wamba community, and also recovered three abandoned motorcycles.
On 13th December,2021, a group of suspected armed bandits on foot, attempted to attack Wamba village along Kampani-Bobi/Bangi road Mariga LGA, the Niger state Command of Nigeria Police Force deployed its tactical team to the area and vehemently repelled the bandits while the hoodlums later regrouped at about 1300hrs of same date and reinforced on motorcycles to proceeded to the same village.
However, the tactical teams at Mangoro and Bangi villages were immediately mobilized and dispatched to the scene for reinforcement, and as a result, the bandits were engaged in a fierce gun battle in which the hoodlums later escaped into the forest with bullets injuries and abandoned three unregistered motorcycles. Effort was ongoing to arrest the fleeing assailants.
However,Police has urged members of the public most especially residents of Wamba village and its environs to report any person(s) found with bullet injuries to the Police and other security agencies.
Meanwhile,the Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command ,CP Monday Bala Kuryas, has commended the tactical teams for the display of professionalism, gallant performance and courage to achieve the desired result. He therefore, urged the officers not to relent in the ongoing onslaught against banditry and other vices in the State.