From Yakubu Mustapha Minna

No fewer than 21 Military Personnel including Senior Officers were reportedly killed by suspected bandits at Kundu via Zungeru in Wushishi local government area of Niger state.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday when 13 of them were killed in the encounter while 8 were also killed on Monday in an ambush in which a two star captain and a major were reportedly involved.

According to reports, the security operatives were trying to block the criminals route at Kundu.

It added that the criminals were crossing with a numbers of rustled cattle when the incident happened.

It was reliably gathered that the bandits have rustled plenty animals from several communities and trying to cross from Akere to the Northern parts of the country.

An eye witnessed told our reporter that the 21 Military personnel corpses were deposited at the Zungeru hospital while the injured vigilante members were receiving medical treatment.

An injured vigilante, Sani Adamu in an interview, said they had face to face exchange but that the criminals had more sophisticated weapons.

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