22.6 C
Abuja

Bandits abduct 35 persons in Niger

Related

1min read

AT least 35 persons have been abducted and several others injured by armed bandits at Chiri, Gini and Fuka communities in Shiroro and Munya local government areas of Niger State. 

Chairman of the Niger Concern Citizens Muhammad Awaisu Wana said in a radio programme monitored in Minna that 10 out of 15 wards in Shiroro Local Government Council were currently under the control of bandits, adding that Gwada, Kuta and Sarkin Pawa in Shiroro and Munya LGA had become headquarters for displaced persons affected by the situation.

The ICIR understands that bandits invaded the communities in motorcycles on Saturday evening, shooting sporadically and causing the villagers to flee into the forest for safety.

READ ALSO: Six informants arrested by security agencies in Niger

Wana explained that eight of the wards under bandits’ control were in riverine areas, noting that there were about 80,000 IDPs in the state.

Wana urged Nigeria’s government to come to their aid to enable them return home and start preparing for this year’s farming, stressing that there could be food shortage in the state and country if the banditry continued unabated.

The co-Convener of Concerned Shiroro Youths Sani Abubakar Kokki also confirmed the attack in Gini, Fuka and Chiri communities, stressing that the communities were simultaneously attacked by the bandits. He also said that there were people who sustained multiple gunshot injuries amid destruction of houses and food stores.

Last Friday, Deputy Governor of Niger State Ahmed Ketso, during his visit to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Gwada and Shiroro local government areas,  said that the security challenge in the state was overwhelming.

- Advertisement -

He noted that the security situation in the state was above the state and they must pray over the situation. He also warned citizens to desist from being informants to the bandits.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

Recent

ICFJ, ICIR organise webinar on social media regulation Sept 29

THE International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ), in collaboration with The International Centre for Investigative...

Police arrest three bandits behind the kidnap of Kaduna Baptist school students

NIGERIAN Police Force (NPF) said operatives have arrested three suspected bandits responsible for kidnapping...

DHQ reacts to viral video of NYSC member assaulted by soldier, vows to deal with erring officer

THE Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has reacted to viral footage showing a female soldier assaulting...

Fashola proposes ‘maintenance economy’, renovation of 25 federal secretariats

THE Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, proposed a new idea...

Leaked chats of British-Nigerian minister on colonialism spark a row  

THE UK’s newly appointed Minister of State for Equality Kemi Badenoch has come under...
Advertisement

Most Read

Advertisement

Subscribe to our newsletter

Advertisement