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Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Kill 44 In Fresh Attack In Niger




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No fewer than forty-four people have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack in Niger State by a group of terrorists suspected to be Boko Haram.

The attack according to reports, was carried out in parts of Shiroro and Munya Local Government Areas of the state.

Naija News understands that the fresh attack was coming a few days after gunmen attacked Galadinma Kolgo, Erena, Chukuba, and Allawa in Shiroro LGA and killed at least 27 persons.

Victims involved in the attack which happened on Saturday reportedly consists of citizens mostly women and children.

At least 31 persons were kidnapped during the Saturday incident.

Meanwhile, some gunmen had invaded Guni, Zagzaga and Dazza communities in Munya where they killed 17 people, including a blind man in the early hours of Saturday.

Three women, scores of children were killed while their homes and farmlands were set on fire afterwards.

When contacted to speak on the incessant attacks in the state, the President, Lakpma Youths Association, Jibril Allawa told newsmen that the gunmen kidnapped 28 persons in Gyramiya community in Allawa and are presently asking for N60m ransom before the victims can be set free.

He said: “They carried away 28 people made up of three men and 25 women. Now, most of the affected communities in the two local government areas are now ghost towns as the villagers are currently taking refuge at the Internally Displacepersonns camp (IDPs) in Central Primary School, Gwada.”

Also confirming the attacks, the Co-Convener Concerned Shiroro Youths, Abubakar Sani Bello Kokki, stated that the terrorists invaded the communities in a large number on motorcycles with each carrying two or three passengers and operated for several hours.

Kokki condemned in strong terms the deliberate refusal of the government to bring an end to the increasing activities of gunmen in the areas, saying, “It is so painful the way and manner the villagers have been displaced from their homes and are now taking refuge in IDPs camps.

The villagers can no longer harvest their farm produce because the gunmen have warned them to stay away from their farms,” Daily Post quoted Kokki as saying.

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