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Bandits attack communities in Niger

Armed bandits have attacked three communities in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

The communities are Rafin-wayam, Rafin-kwakwa and Gidan Dogo-Gurgu villages.

This brings to four the number of communities attacked in the state in the last one week.

The Nation learnt that the bandits, whose number could not be ascertained, invaded the town on three motorcycles.

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The residents said they were forced to run to Kagara, the headquarters of Rafi Local Government.

The victims alleged that their foodstuff and other belongings were taken away.

Youths at Kagara town in Rafi Local Government have taken to the highway, protesting incessant banditry and kidnapping in the community.

They blocked the Lagos-Kaduna Highway, lamenting that the federal and state governments have left them to their fate.

The youth carried placards with inscriptions such as ‘We need help’, ‘Government save us’, Help us with food and water’.

The police have confirmed the attacks.

Spokesman Muhammad Abubakar said: “We are reviewing the security architecture of the communities. We have swung into action and will bring the situation under control.”


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