3 killed, several injured in fresh bandits attack in Niger


Three people have been confirmed dead in a renewed attack by bandits in Grumana Community in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

Several persons have been injured and over 300 cattle stolen during the attack.

The Chairman of Shiroro Local government Area,  Alhaji Suleiman Chukuba, confirmed the attacks.

He said that although the number of bandits could not be ascertained, they invaded the community in over 50 motorcycles.

He said that the bandits shot sporadically into the air as they invaded the village causing people to take cover in panic adding that some vigilantes were injured in the process.

“I cannot ascertain the actual number of the bandits but my people said they came in about 100 motorcycles and three in each motorcycle.

“As I speak to you now, about 15 have been taken to the hospital in Minna for treatment. The number of people injured is so many but these were the ones that we have been able to retrieve so far

“I have equally notified the security agents on this latest attacks. What we saw today is like war, the situation is horrible.”


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