SAD!!!! Terrorists Attack Mining Site in Niger State, Kill 3-Soldiers, 7-Policemen, 6-Workers And Abduct 4-Chinese Expatriate

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17 people including security operatives were killed when terrorists attacked a mining site managed by Chinese nationals at Ajata-Aboki in Gurmana Ward of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

It was gathered that the terrorists attacked the site on Wednesday afternoon, June 29, killed three soldiers, seven mobile policemen guarding the mine and six workers.

Several other people sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries during the attack while four Chinese nationals and other people were abducted.

The attackers, armed with sophisticated weapons, stormed the community around 2pm and headed straight to the mining site while shooting at anyone on sight.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Humanitarian Affairs, Emmanuel Umar, who confirmed the attack in a statement on Thursday, June 30, said the number of casualties were yet to be ascertained.

“Niger State Government wishes to confirm that on 29/6/2022 at about 1600hrs, based on a distress call received that armed bandits/terrorists invaded a mining site located at Ajata Aboki village via Gurmana Ward of Shiroro LGA and a joint security team were mobilized to the scene in response to the distress call,” the statement read.

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