Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Several soldiers, numerous bandits killed in Kebbi: Gov. Bagudu

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has revealed that several soldiers and numerous bandits died in a recent gunfight in the state.

• July 9, 2021
Atiku Bagudu
Kebbi State governor, Atiku Bagudu (Photo Credit: @AABagudu)

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has revealed that several soldiers and numerous bandits died in a recent gunfight in the state.

He stated this during his visit to injured soldiers at Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital, Birnin Kebbi.

The soldiers suffered varying degrees of injuries following a fierce encounter with bandits on Tuesday at Marke village on the Kebbi-Zamfara border.

Mr Bagudu was accompanied by some lawmakers, including the Deputy Speaker of Kebbi House of Assembly, Mohammad Buhari-Aliero, and Majority Leader, Faruk Aliyu-Nassarawa.

“I am here with some members of the state assembly to visit soldiers of the special forces serving in Kebbi who were wounded in a very brave and courageous engagement with bandits in Zamfara two days ago. The incident also involves the loss of lives of a number of soldiers who also killed numerous bandits.

“On behalf of the people and Government of Kebbi State, we appreciate, thank and condole with them. We also commiserate with them for the regrettable tragic loss of lives that were recorded in the attack,” said the governor.

The governor also offered his condolences to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Faruk Yahaya, and the families of the deceased soldiers.

Mr Bagudu called for fervent prayers and support for the gallant troops as they continue to rid the country of bandits and other criminal elements.

He reiterated his call on Nigerians to appreciate the efforts of the Federal Government and security agencies in the ongoing fight against banditry.

Special prayers were held in honour of the wounded victims and those who lost their lives in the attack.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

U.S. Consulate in Lagos


Lagos sees over 200% rise in visa approvals as U.S. intensifies consular services after COVID-19 pandemic

In Lagos, 42,329 American visas were approved in the year 2022 alone, a high figure compared to the 11,533 visas granted in 2021.

Peter Nwaoboshi


N805 Million Fraud: Delta senator Nwaoboshi finally lands in prison after hiding for months

On July 1, 2022, the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal sentenced Mr Nwaoboshi to prison after it convicted him on a two-count charge of money laundering.

Armed herdsmen

Port Harcourt

Ijaw leaders raise alarm over influx of armed herdsmen into Niger Delta

They called on “the Niger Delta states to properly enforce their anti-open grazing laws and protect lives and property.

Paradigm Initiative (PIN)


PIN launches new project to provide digital security for Nigerians 

PIN developed the Ayeta toolkit—named after the Yoruba word for “bulletproof”—to give human rights activists tips on digital security.

APC and PDP flags


PDP, APC oppose election postponement

The two major political parties in Nigeria have spoken against the touted postponement of the general elections billed for February 25 and March 11.

Trading floor


Indices up by 0.23% at equities market 

The market capitalisation which opened at N29.575 trillion inched higher by N69 billion or 0.23 per cent to close at N29.644 trillion.