The death toll from last Wednesday’s Ansaru terrorists attack in the Shiroro area of Niger State is rising as more bodies were discovered in the bush with a total 34 soldiers, eight Mobile Policemen and six local civilians now confirmed dead
Sani Kokki, the Convener of Concerned Shiroro Youths of Niger State, said at the Niger State capital Minna on Sunday that the body of a Mobile Police officer was recovered in the bush by residents on Saturday evening.
“Yesterday evening, a dead body of a mobile policeman was discovered by a passerby local around a nearby bush not too far from the crime scene.
“Based on thorough and reliable local findings as at this evening, the death toll has risen to 48,” Kokki said.
He gave a breakdown of the new figures, stating that “the breakdown as at last count shows that 34 soldiers have been confirmed dead; 8 mobile policemen have been confirmed dead, and six locals/civilians have been confirmed dead.”