No fewer than 13 suspected members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been killed by a vigilante group in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
This was disclosed by the Co-convener, Concerned Shiroro Youths of Niger State, Sani Kokki, while addressing newsmen on Friday in Minna, the Niger State capital.
According to him, members of the vigilante group acted on a tip-off and infiltrated the camp of the terrorists, killing 13 and injuring several others.
He stated that after battling with members of the group, the terrorists were eventually subdued while some escaped.
“Acting on a tip-off about the presence of these heartless, venomous, murderous and hydra-headed terrorists in their various enclaves; the brave, courageous, determined and fearless local vigilantes swung into action,” Kokki said.
“Thirteen terrorists were killed in the raids that were carried out in different terrorists’ camps. While three terrorists were eliminated in their camp somewhere around Chukuba axis, Kwaki/Chukuba Ward of Shiroro Local Government Area, about 10 others met their waterloo at Sarari area in the same Kwaki/Chukuba Ward of Shiroro LGA.
He also revealed that some members of the terrorist group escaped with gunshot injuries, while assorted weapons were recovered from them.