[Photos] 7 farmers killed, several injured in Niger state bandits attack


Seven farmers killed, several others injured as armed bandits attacked Babban Rami village, Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State.

According to the report, the farmers were conveying their farm produces home when some fully armed men carrying sophisticated weapons accosted them and opened fire, killing about seven farmers and left several others injured.

It was gathered that, the incident happened in the early hours of Thursday, December 31. Survivors were rushed to a nearby hospital where they are currently receiving medical attention.

The widow of one of the deceased identified as Ibrahim Danbanga, who spoke to Tribune Online on Saturday, January 2, disclosed, the killing of her husband has left her with about eight of her children to take care of. 

Ahmed Ibrahim Matane” secretary to the Niger State Government( SSG), who confirmed the incident in a brief interview in Minna on Saturday, condemned the attack on innocent farmers by armed bandits, stressing that the state government was on top of the situation.

He also maintained that the state government was currently restrategizing it’s security architecture towards defeating all forms of security challenges in parts of Niger state.

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