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Five Vigilantes Killed, Others Injured As Bandits Attack Niger Market

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Five Vigilantes Killed, Others Injured As Bandits Attack Niger Market

Armed bandits have attacked a local market at Bassa community in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State on Monday.

Naija News learned that five men of the vigilantes’ group were reportedly killed while many residents were injured while commercial activities were going on at the community market.

Also, the bandits were said to have attacked some communities such as Beri, Beri-Kago, Gatawi, Kini, Bmada, and other adjoining villages in Manta District of the local government.

Co-convener, Concerned Shiroro Youths, Sani Abubakar Yusuf Kokki, who confirmed the attacks to Daily Trust, said bandits’ deadly attacks have become a daily occurrence in the local government area without any help from the authorities.

He said, “This morning, the daredevils reared their ugly heads again as it is confirmed that, in their large numbers, they stormed quite a number of communities in Gurmana District of the same Shiroro local government and unleashed havoc on unsuspecting victims.

“They were seen from across River Kaduna chasing whosoever is at their sight to abduct.

“Kokki, Shekadna, Karibo, Jabuki, Sarkin Zama, Bakin Kogi (Lagbe), Maganda and other adjoining villages all in Gurmana District came under renewed simultaneous attacks this morning.

“The attacks being carried out by heartless, venomous and hydra-headed terrorists heavily armed with assorted sophisticated and dangerous weapons on countless communities in Shiroro local government area, Niger State have become sad realities in which inhabitants of the war-torn local government have been compelled to experience on daily basis.

“Five members of local Vigilante Corps were said to have been gunned down during the fierce gun battle.

“Also, during the deadly operation, a lot of destructions ensued including many people who sustained various degrees of multiple gunshot injuries while many others were kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination.

“Our current sad reality is that there is no longer semblance of security in the whole of Lakpma axis of Shiroro local government.

“Security in this part of the State has completely deteriorated.

“Innocent, unarmed, defenceless and peaceful locals have been abandoned to their fate, thereby wallowing in perpetual agony and abject misery,” he lamented.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.