- The attack on a Lebanese national, a FERMA staff and three Nigerian soldiers in Niger has caused pain to the governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello
- The persons were kidnapped and killed by an armed group on Monday, August 17
- Governor Sani-Bello lamented that such criminals bring the name of the state and the country to disrepute
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Following the attack by gunmen on a Lebanese, a staff of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) and three Nigerian soldiers in Niger, the governor of the state, Abubakar Sani-Bello, has sent his heartfelt message.
Channels TV reported that the criminals kidnapped and killed the workers who were on duty along the Minna-Zungeru-Tegina road on Monday, August 17.
In his condolence message to the agency, Lebanese government and the force, Governor Sani-Bello regretted that innocent workers went through horror at the hands of criminals who want to bring the reputation of the state and country to shame.
The governor lamented: “Our condolences are with the Lebanese Embassy in Nigeria, the Nigerian Army and FERMA over the loss, especially to the families of the deceased who have lost their bread winners. Our resolve is that these heroes will not die in vain.
“It is more worrisome that most of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes are young people, who are supposed to be leaders of tomorrow."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that three soldiers and one vigilante were killed by gunmen in Yakila, Rafi local government area of Niger state.
The gunmen had abducted one Chinese expatriate along with his driver on a construction site in the village and fled to an unknown destination.
The soldiers and a vigilante member were trying to rescue the expatriate and his driver when they were killed in a gun battle.
A witness quoted in the report under the condition of anonymity said they lost their lives in an exchange of gunfire with the bandits numbering about 30.
In another report by Legit.ng, it was revealed that a member of the Bauchi House of Assembly representing Baraza Dass constituency, Honourable Musa Mante was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday night, August 13 at his residence in the state.
The gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, were said to have invaded the lawmaker's house late in the night.
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