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Bandits Kill 20 In Reprisal Attack In Niger State



Bandits Kill 20 In Reprisal Attack

…A whole bunch Flee

Armed bandits of their giant numbers, on Friday night time invaded Magami group within the Shiroro native authorities space of Niger state killing no fewer than 20 villagers in what supply near the group stated was a reprisal assault by the gunmen.

Plenty of the villagers are stated to be lacking after the night time assault whereas a number of others fled to neighbouring communities for security.

Will probably be recalled that on Wednesday night time, the lads of the Particular Safety Job Drive, comprising the Police, Native Hunters and Vigilante, launched an assault on the bandits, killing about 40 of them and recovered 16 bikes together with arms and ammunitions principally AK47 rifles.

Nonetheless a spokesman of the Involved Shiroro Youths, Mallam Yusuf Abubakar Kukoki who confirmed the most recent killings by the bandits to our correspondent on a phone on Saturday morning, stated the bandits got here of their numbers, unleashing terror on members of the group within the night time.

In accordance with him, “Realizing that the mixed crew of Police Particular Drive, Hunters and native Vigilantes who had earlier inflated heavy casualties on them had returned to their Base at Galadima Kogo, the bandits mobilized and returned like a delight of wounded lions killing individuals at sight. They murdered and butchered their victims with harmful weapons. Sadly, the unarmed, peaceable and defenseless locals are actually on the receiving finish.

“By a dependable information, no fewer than fifteen individuals have gruesomely been murdered by the marauding criminals. Six individuals have been confirmed lifeless at Unguwan Magiro below Madaka Ward, Rafi native authorities space, 4 individuals at Farin Hula and 5 individuals at Magami and environs all below Manta Ward of Shiroro native authorities whereas scores of others are nonetheless lacking – in all probability killed too” Kukoki stated.

The Kukoki said additional that many villagers have now fled to Kuta headquarters of the native authorities and different neighboring villages the place they’re now staying as Internally Displaced Folks.

“Kuta the headquarters of Shiroro native authorities which is taken into account a safer floor is swelling up with fleeing IDPs who’ve since vacated the troubled areas scampering helter skelter for shelter, peace and safety” Kukoki stated within the assertion.

Kukoki prompt that the “Onslaught in opposition to criminals must be a sustained one in an effort to keep away from a duplicate of this nature” including that: “sustained operation can go a good distance in halting or avoiding any attainable reprisal that might end result into undesirable casualties”.

The Involved Shiroro Youths, he stated is subsequently calling with “a loud voice on the authorities involved to instantly mobilize safety personnel in addition to native Vigilantes and station similar at Magami which is now the epicenter of atrocities being perpetrated by dreaded criminals in order to revive safety within the space”.

This, based on him, will assure peace and allow the locals to proceed with their lawful and legit actions.

All efforts to get the reactions of the Chairman of the Native Authorities Council Alhaji Sulaiman Chikuba on cellphone was abortive as he didn’t choose up his cellular phone regardless of a number of calls made to it

A Authorities official who spoke on situation of anonymity confirmed the assaults on Kukoki, Bassa, Magami and Madaka villages saying “they attacked and kill many individuals however the quantity is but to be ascertained”.

Police Public Relations Officer Niger State Police Command DSP Wasiu Abiodun when contacted promised to get again to our correspondent however didn’t achieve this till the time of going to press.