Niger State has reportedly been attacked by bandits they struck in eight villages in Kebbi and Niger State, killing 30 people, also kidnapped 30 others in Grain Gidigore of Rafi LGA.
The eight communities attacked are Taturga, Kanya, Senchi, Kanya-Waje, Bedi, Maga, Riba and Danko.
According to Leadership, “Garin Gidigore is a few kilometres away from Birnin-Gwari in Kaduna State where the bandits have several camps in the adjoining forests to launch attacks on Niger and Kaduna villagers.
It was learnt that the bandits operated from Tuesday night to yesterday morning and during the attack, many houses were also set ablaze as they ransacked the entire village
It was gathered that the bandits on long retinue of about 100 motorcycles with two on each of the motorcycles carrying AK 47, shooting sporadically arrived the village about 10.30 pm when the villagers had gone to bed.
The police public relations officer, Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed that “0n 14/06/2022 about 2230hrs, armed bandits attacked Gidigore village, Rafi LGA which is a few kilometres away from Birnin-Gwari.”
“During the attack, about three persons lost their lives and a yet-to-be ascertained number of victims were abducted, while two houses were set ablaze,” he said
The police spokesman, however, said the combined police and military tactical teams had been mobilised to the area for rescue operation.
In the Kebbi attack, over 200 bandits on motorcycles in the early hours of Tuesday attacked seven communities in Danko-wasagu local government area of the state.
When the dust settled, 30 residents were killed and over 2,000 cows were rustled. Several others who sustained injuries during the attack are receiving treatment at Wasagu and Ribah hospitals.