Insecurity: Bandits kill 21, abduct 40 in Niger communities

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21 have been killed and 40 others as bandits attacked four communities Shiroro local area of Niger state.

Sources said the attack which occurred on Monday evening had many other villagers injured.

It was gathered over 100 gunmen stormed the four communities of Kurebe, Sabon Gida, Sararai and Rafin Kanya at different times on Monday.

The gunmen came their usual style of riding motorcycles and shooting sporadically into the air causing the to scamper away to safety.

An eyewitness said there was confusion especially as the bandits went from to another shooting and abducting .

“They seem to know who they were looking for. It was very terrible. I sustained an injury on my legs and I am currently receiving ”, he told The Nation on phone.

Secretary to the Niger State , Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has confirmed the incident.

The Co-Convener of Concerned Shiroro Youths, Sani Abubakar Yusuf Kokki also confirmed the attack saying it was a day of total blackout Shiroro local area.

He lamented that terrorists have continued to have a field day in the council sacking the communities gusto and crass impunity.

“Arising from the nefarious activities of these bandits, Internally Displaced Persons are conspicuously littered everywhere, helter-skelter and scampering for and safety. Unfortunately, nothing is being done by the authorities concerned to salvage the ugly situation,” he added.