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40 Killed, Weapons Recovered As 70-Year-Old Woman Leads Hunters To Dislodge Bandits In Niger

A 70-year-old woman has reportedly led a vigilante group to dislodge bandits terrorising some local government areas in Niger state.

According to reports, the vigilante group recovered an unspecified number of sophisticated weapons from the bandits aside from the killing of the bandits after a fierce battle at Zugurma Mashegu Local Government Area of the state.

The 70-year-old reportedly administered some local medicine on the foot soldiers before leading them into the Zugurma forests where she directed them to shoot sporadically to attract the bandits who were hiding in the forests.

According to a source, the bandits immediately came out from their hiding and retaliated but could not see the woman and her foot soldiers.

However, the hunters ran after the bandits with no fewer than forty of them caught while others fled.

An impeccable source from the area told newsmen that the commander of the bandits, who was said to be hiding on the tree, was also commanded to come down and arrested, while four of the bandits who were said to have gone to the town to buy water, food, recharge cards and other items were arrested as they were returning to their hideout and were handed over to the Police.

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