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Kebbi Again! Terrorists Allegedly Shoot 13 Soldiers, 5 Policemen Dead

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Kebbi Again! Terrorists Allegedly Shoot 13 Soldiers, 5 Policemen Dead

Terrorists suspected to be bandits have shot 13 soldiers and five policemen dead in a massive gun-battle that lasted for three hours on Tuesday night in Kebbi State.

Bandits had on Sunday killed 63 members of local vigilante in Kebbi.

Sources said the gun-battle occurred in Kanya, a village in Danko-Wasagu district late Tuesday.

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Hundreds of gunmen were said to have invaded the village and were met with fierce resistance by the soldiers and policemen, with local vigilante supporting the security forces.

AFP quoted a security personnel as saying that after the battle, death toll stood at 19, which included 13 soldiers, five policemen and one vigilante.

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The source added that those injured had been taken to the hospital for treatment.

According to the source the terrorists overwhelmed the security men because of their large number.

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