Military recover weapons after Niger gun battle: PHOTOS

Military-operation-in-Niger3The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, has said 11 military personnel including an officer and eight bandits died in a gun battle at Kopa, Dagma and Gagaw villages of Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State on Saturday.

He said the dead military personnel comprised nine soldiers and two Airmen.

According to Usman, the troops were on a cordon and search operation to recover suspected cache of weapons and arrest armed bandits when they came under attack from the hoodlums.

See photos of arms and ammunition recovered during the operation.

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