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Two soldiers injured as bandits attack military base in Niger state

Two soldiers have sustained gunshot injuries, while a bandit leader has been killed during an attack launched at a military base at Tegina, in Niger state.

According to reports, the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, June 10, 2024, when, the terrorists were crossing to Mashegu and Wushishi Local Government Areas.

Confirming the attack, the Chairman, of Rafi Local Government Council, Alhaji Ayuba Usman Katako, said the injured soldiers were responding to treatment at IBB Specialist Hospital, Minna.

According to Katako, the military, police, and vigilante members are trying their best to ensure peace and security of lives and property in the state, and deserve to be commended.

He further decried the continuous, unexpected attacks on security personnel.

He calls for patience, support and prayers to overcome the menace of insecurity bedevilling the state and Nigeria.

Military authorities in the state said they would confirm and revert on the authenticity of the report.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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