21 persons killed, 40 others kidnapped in Niger community bandits attack


Twenty-one persons killed, forty people kidnapped after bandits attacked Shiroro cummunities in Niger state.

According to Punch News, the attack which was said to have happened in the early hours of Tuesday saw the inasion of about three hundred gunmen who invaded Sabon Gida, Sararai and Rafin Kanya shooting sporadically.

An indegene, identified as “Galadima Salisu” who was also an eyewitness reported to newsmen in a telephone interview that if governments at all levels did not come to their aid, he’s afraid the area might be taken over by bandits who operate without restrain in the area.

The Niger State police command is yet to confirm and comment on the event.

Confirming the incident, the secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, denied knowing the number of lives lost during the attack.

Matane further stated that, the Niger state government are doing everything to curtail the situation of insecurity affecting the people of the state.

As per the reports, their have been an increased in the attack of bandits in the states since the appointment of the new service chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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