- Explosives planted by terrorists have killed some people at Galadima-Kogo, Shiroro local government area of Niger state
- The bomb blast occurred shortly after some communities were invaded by the rampaging criminals
- Meanwhile, details of the causalities were sketchy as at the time of filing this report but a top source claimed that many people were killed
Some innocent souls have lost their lives in Niger state after explosives believed to have been planted by terrorists went off at Galadima-Kogo, Shiroro local government area.
Daily Trust reports that this happened a few hours after bandits invaded three communities, a few meters away from Galadima-Kogo.
The news outlet added that details of casualties were sketchy as at the time of filing this report, but Sani Abubakar Yusuf Kokki, the co-convener of Concern Shiroro Youths, said that many people might have been killed.
Fear grips middlebelt as gunmen attack police station, 3 officers feared dead, villagers abducted
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In a related development, there was pandemonium in Niger as unknown gunmen reportedly attacked a station in Ishau under the Kafin-koro Police Division of Paikoro local government area.
The policemen on duty were reportedly killed while others ran away in a raid on the police station. It was gathered that gunmen invaded the police station to allefedly free an informant who was in police custody.
After the invasion, the gunmen suspects also conducted a village-to-village raid in Kafin-koro area of the state.
Divine justice: 25 ISWAP terrorists drown in Lake Chad during unbearable military raid
Meanwhile, nemesis caught up with not less than 25 insurgents of the Islamic State of West African Province, (ISWAP) when they drowned around the Marte axis of Lake Chad in the northeast on Thursday, February 3.
This happened when the terrorists attempted to escape aerial bombardments from military fighter jets and Super Tucano of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in the area.
Buhari's govt uncovers 96 Boko Haram, ISWAP sponsors
Meanwhile, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday, February 3, said the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) had uncovered 96 financiers of Boko Haram and ISWAP.
Mohammed at a briefing on the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari also revealed that the NFIU has exposed 424 associates/supporters of the financiers, 123 firms, and 33 bureaux de change linked with insurgency.
Even more, the minister disclosed that the agency had identified 26 suspected bandits/kidnappers and seven accomplices, adding that 45 of the suspects will soon be prosecuted.