Bandits kill 22 soldiers, 7 cops, many civilians in Niger, Taraba

At least 22 soldiers and seven police operatives were among the many people reportedly killed Wednesday during attacks by terrorists in Niger and Taraba States.

15 soldiers were killed in Niger and seven in Taraba in an ambush while properties were also destroyed.

While government officials in the two states have condemned the attacks, there was no communication from the military high command in Abuja as of the time of filing this report.

Daily Trust reports that thousands of military personnel are involved in security operations in almost all the 36 states of the federation, exposing them to attacks by miscreants.

Thousands of them have been killed since 2009 when the Boko Haram insurgency broke, while other criminal activities being called by different names have also taken a toll on the Nigerian troops.

Of recent, terrorists loyal to ISWAP and Ansaru have infested many communities in Niger and other states in North Central and North West, years after destroying many others in North East.

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