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Armed bandits attack three communities in Niger

Armed bandits have attacked three communities in Rafi native government space of Niger State in a renewed attack in the state.

The communities attacked by the bandits embrace Rafin-wayam, Rafin-kwakwa and Gidan Dogo-Gurgu villages.

That is bringing the number of communities attacked in Niger to 4 in the past one week.

The Nation learnt that the armed bandits, whose number couldn’t be ascertained, invaded the city in three bikes which carried two or three people in some circumstances.

Residents stated that they have been pressured to run to Kagara which is the headquarters of Rafi native government space.

The victims claimed that their foodstuff and properties have been taken away.

One of many affected residents, who spoke to newsmen, Mallam Sani, stated the incident occurred on Tuesday night alleging that after the attack, the bandits left for Pandogari group.

“The bandits encircled us at Rafin Wayam village and took all our foods especially breads and beverages before they left for Pangu-Gari community. The attack began at about 6:45pm on Tuesday.”

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In a associated improvement, Youths in Kagara city in Rafi Native Authorities Space of Niger state took to the freeway protesting over the incessant banditry and kidnappings in the group.

The youths blocked the Lagos-Kaduna Freeway lamenting that the federal and state governments have left them to their destiny.

The youths carried varied placards with inscriptions like “We need help”; “Government save us”; “Assist us with meals and water’.

Additionally a few of the youths lamented the poor circumstances in the Internally Displaced Individuals (IDP) camps the place the people needed to keep over because they might not return to their villages resulting from worry of renewed attack.

The youths referred to as on the state government to ship in meals and different fundamentals requirements to the affected displaced individuals from Kukoki, Rafin Wayam, Rafin Kwakwa, Gidan Dogo-gurgu, Maranji and Hanawanka.

The Police have confirmed these assaults by its Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Muhammad Abubakar.

The Police have been reviewing the security structure of communities including that the Police has swung into motion and would deliver the state of affairs below management.


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