Thousands displaced as Bandits attack three Niger communities

Bandits attack

No fewer than 1,200 people have been sacked from their homes in a fresh attack by armed bandits on three communities in Shiroro local government area of Niger state.

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The incident took place on Wednesday morning in Gyaramiya, Bataron Jatau, and Bataron Waziri communities.

The Nation learnt that the bandits came with motorcycles and forced the residents to vacate their homes and leave for Alawa town in the same local government area.

The residents were also dispossessed of their valuables.

The District Head of Alawa, Ibrahim Salihu confirmed the incident, stating that the community is currently playing host to over 1,200 displaced people from the three communities.

He stated they had to lodge the displaced people in a school while they are looking for means of getting adequate food appealing to the state government to come to their aid.

However, the Niger state Police Command is yet to confirm the attacks.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abubakar Muhammad, said that he was yet to receive official reports of the attacks from the Divisional Police Officer in the area.

The fresh attacks came barely one month after armed bandits attacked seven communities in the same area, killing two women and displacing a thousand others.

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