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Suspected bandit neutralised, 3 victims rescued in Kebbi

A joint security team comprising the military, police, Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and vigilante members have neutralised one suspected bandit and rescued three abducted persons on Sunday.

The operation was conducted in Kanzama forest, Bunza Local Government Area of Kebbi State, Malam Yahaya Sarki, Special Assistant to Kebbi Governor on Media and Publicity, said in a statement issued in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.

He said that the operation followed the assurance given to Kalgo communities in Bunza LGA by Governor Nasir Idris when he paid a visit to the area on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor, at an emergency security council meeting, ordered a joint operation to go after the bandits and the provision of adequate security to the affected villages.

The governor also directed adequate logistics to the joint security team. He called for deployment of more security personnel to complement ongoing efforts to bolster security and protect lives and property in the area and across the state.

According to Sarki, the governor saluted the gallant security personnel for their efforts and pledged to provide all necessary support for them to make the state safe.

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