Again, Armed Bandits Attack Niger State, Sack Three Communities

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Bandits Attack Niger State Communities

Three communities located in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State were on Tuesday attacked by armed bandits that stormed the area.

Naija News understands the communities ransacked include Rafin-wayam, Rafin-kwakwa, and Gidan Dogo-Gurgu villages.


This fresh attack is coming barely twenty-four hours after this online platform reported an attack on Kukoki village in Shiroro Local Government Area of the State.

It was gathered that the heavily armed attackers, arrived on motorcycles, carrying three people each, and launched mayhem on the communities, forcing residents to escape to Kagara the headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area.

An eyewitness, Mallam Dahiru said, “As of 6:45pm on Tuesday, an exodus of escapees from the three villages numbering hundreds had open four camps in Kagara.

Meanwhile, the Niger State Police Commissioner, Adamu Usman, on Wednesday, confirmed the incident, saying, ‘We have an incident like that in that area’.

While giving assurance that the bandits will be arrested and brought to book, the Police boss added, “The police are reviewing the security architecture of communities in the hinterland because it appears they are prone to this type of security breach.”


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