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Today's Headlines:Again, Gunmen Ambush Soldiers In Niger; Police Arrest Bandits Commander In Zamfara

Again, gunmen ambush soldiers in Niger, kill two, injure 18 others

Armed men ambushed soldiers on Saturday, killing two and injuring several others during a rescue mission in Madaka, Shiroro local government area, Niger state.

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About 13 Soldiers with bullet wounds are being treated at government facilities in Minna, the state capital, while those said to be critically injured have been transported to Kaduna for serious medical attention.

The Soldiers who were among those stationed at Kagara, the headquarters of Rafi local government area of the state, had gone on a rescue mission after the gunmen had abducted about 28 members of the community when they were ambushed.

The gunmen which one of the injured soldiers, Major D. Omale told the state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello on sympathy visit to them in the hospital, numbered about 200 hundred, and riding on motorcycles, ambushed on top of a hill from where they engaged them (soldiers) in gun battle.

Two of the soldiers were killed while about 18 sustained various degree of gun injuries.

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Police arrest bandits’ commander, 21 others, kill 5 in Zamfara

The Zamfara State police command apprehended a notorious bandit commander, Bello Mazan Kara, and 21 other suspects, killing five bandits in the process.

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Some of the suspects have been identified as those who masterminded and terrorized residents of the state's Zamfara west senatorial district.

Parading the suspect on Saturday at the police headquarters in Gusau, the commissioner of police, Mr Ayuba Elkana said Bello Mazan kara was arrested by gallant troop of the Nigeria police in the state.

Many escape death as 2 trucks collide in Ogbomosho 

Many residents and roadside vendors in the Agbowo area of Ogbomosho, Oyo state, narrowly escaped death when two trucks collided, injuring one of the drivers.

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It was discovered that around 3 p.m., a truck belonging to Dangote Cement Company experienced brake failure while driving towards Ogbomosho main town and crossed to the other lane, colliding with another approaching truck.

An eyewitness confirmed to Vanguard that only the driver of the Dangote truck sustained injury.

An eyewitness, Oyebamiji Rasaq said that the driver was avoiding running into the shops and houses in the area.

One dead, five injured, eight vehicles razed in Abuja auto crash

One person was on Saturday confirmed dead, while five others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an auto crash in Abuja.

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The accident occurred near the AA Rano filling station on the Kubuwa-Abuja Expressway around 11 p.m. on Friday.

According to reports, the crash involved 19 vehicles and a heavy-duty truck.

It was discovered that eight of the vehicles were destroyed by fire, while the remaining 11 were damaged.

It was also discovered that the accident was caused by the trailer driver's loss of control.

The accident involved 20 people and 19 vehicles, according to Bisi Kazeem, Spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps.

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