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Bandits attack Niger community, abduct many

Bandits have again attacked some communities in Niger state, abduct unspecified number of persons and injured several others during the attack. in Paikoro Local Government Council.

The incident was said to have occurred on Friday by two o’clock in the afternoon after jumaat prayers.

On Saturday morning unidentified gunmen attacked Essan, Koitapi, Wuda and Loitapi villages in the area.

Reports revealed that the bandits who operated for several hours without interference, also carted away cattles, motor cycle, cash, and destroyed houses in the affected communities thereby rendering them homeless.

It was gathered that the armed men started shooting sporadically to scare the villagers at any village they arrived, noting that the villagers were helpless due to absence of security agencies in the affected communities.

Coordinator of Kaffin Koro Axis Concerned Youth, Mr Maikarfi Sabastine appealed to Niger state Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello and security agencies to urgently come to their aid to reduce the hardship currently being experienced by the affected residents.

When contacted the Niger State Command, Police Public Relations Officer DSP Wasiu Abiodun, promised to investigate the incident.

Reporting by Aliyu Lawal; Editing by Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi Bakare