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Bandits kill six, abduct many villagers in Niger state



Bandits have killed six individuals and kidnapped many villagers in Maguzawa and Garin Gidigore communities in Rafi native authorities space of Niger State. 


Three individuals had been reportedly slaughtered whereas unspecified variety of folks had been kidnapped on Wednesday evening, June 15, in Maguzawa group. 


In keeping with Each day Belief report, ladies and youngsters had been amongst these kidnapped whereas many residents fled their houses to Kagara and Pandogari in Niger State and Birnin Gwari city in Kaduna State.


It was additionally gathered that bandits attacked Garin Gidigore on Tuesday evening, killed some individuals and kidnapped others.


Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed the assault on Garin Gidigore group, stated three individuals had been killed. 


“In the course of the assault, about three individuals misplaced their lives and a yet-to-be ascertained variety of victims had been kidnapped, whereas two homes had been set ablaze,” the PPRO acknowledged. . 


 A supply who pleaded for anonymity stated the variety of folks kidnapped in Maguzawa assault can’t be ascertained.


“In Maguzawa, three individuals had been slaughtered and unspecified variety of folks have kidnapped and a few folks have fled. We’ve got seen three corpses to date and so they had been slaughtered. We don’t know the variety of folks they went away with for now,” the supply stated. 


Residents stated that many communities in Rafi Native Authorities Space had been below the siege of bandits for the previous three weeks.


A resident, Ibrahim Ahmad, stated his brother was amongst these kidnapped on Tuesday evening, including that many individuals had fled their houses to Kagara and Pandogari in Niger State and Burning Gwari in Kaduna State.


“In lower than three weeks, we have now witnessed about 10 totally different assaults on varied communities in Rafi Native Authorities. It’s nearly on daily basis. Earlier than the Tuesday assault, final two weeks, bandits attacked Gulbi, Unguwan-Jaye and Kusherki communities the place 8 individuals had been killed and 36 others kidnapped whereas one particular person was severely injured. As I converse to you, they’ve demanded N50 million for the primary set of individuals they kidnapped,” he stated.


Ahmad stated a number of homes and properties belonging to peasant farmers had been set ablaze throughout the Tuesday’s assault that lasted a number of hours.


He referred to as for humanitarian assist from authorities, organisations and people as particularly meals and youngsters wears to cushion their hardship.

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