The insecurity in Northern Nigeria has taken another dimension as the Boko Haram insurgents took over and operate freely in some communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
According to reports, the terrorists forced the residents to abandon Nigeria Constitution and a new set of rules was given to them as they become the newly constituted authority.
While speaking on the new development in the area, Co- Convener of Concerned Shiroro Youths, Bello Ibrahim, told newsmen that the terrorists now occupied communities like Kawure, Kuregbe, Awulo in the area.
His words, ” At a time, they were in Kawure, the village of former Senator Representing Niger East, David Umaru.
” But there was an operation to dislodge them by the joint military task force.
” Fortunately they were dispatched but after a while, since the military base is not stationed there, they reconvened.
” So now, they are not only in Kawure, but they have also extended their tentacles to Communities like Kuregbe, Awulo, and host of other Communities. ”
He added that in Awulo and Kuregbe Communities, they assembled the locals and gave them order that their daughters of 12 years old will be married off.
He further explained that Nigeria laws don’ t exist in the communities, therefore, all feud between families, groups, or communities is reported to the Boko Haram fighters for resolution.
He added, ” In Awulo and Kuregbe Communities, they assembled the locals, both Muslims, and Christians, and gave them marching orders that any girl that is 12 years old should be married off.
” There is no any form of law in the area, aside from Boko Haram’ s… If locals have any feud, either Family issue or community problem, they report to them for resolution.
” No any case should be reported to police or court or any constituted authority for resolution, ” Bello Ibrahim stated.