November 26, 2022

BANDITS on Monday in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State renewed their attacks by setting people’s houses ablaze.

They also kidnapped some residents, dispossessed them of their farm produce during the attacks on many villages in Shiroro .

This is coming barely 48 hours after last Saturday attacks on some communities in Shiroro Local Government Area.

Communities affected are,  Kokki, Jabuki, Guto, Gwaja, Sundna and Kokki-Magami, all under Gurmana Ward in Shiroro LGA.

According to a source, a lot of the houses in Kokki community were set ablaze, while 10 people were kidnapped, but no life was lost.

The source further disclosed that the bandits stole food, farm produce and kidnapped people before setting their houses on fire.

The Co-convener, Concerned Shiroro Youths, Sani Abubakar Kokki, said that majority of the people in Kokki had lost their homes and cattle to the bandits.

“The attacks took place in six villages in Gurmana ward and the atrocities committed by the heartless criminals this time around include arson.

“They set many houses ablaze, kidnapped quite a number of people and carted away unquantifiable valuables, including herds of cattle, foodstuffs and motorcycles.”

Kokki lamented that the residents had been abandoned to their fate as the communities did not have the presence of security despite the series of attacks.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Wasiu  Abiodun, said that he would get the details  of the attacks and call our correspondent.


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