One Killed, Six Injured In Niger Bandits Attack

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Armed bandits on Friday night killed one person, injured six people and kidnapped two people in separate attacks on seven communities in Shiroro local government area of Niger state.


The villages affected in this latest attacks are Zhazhayidna, Kpayituko, Iboru, Ndayinkwo, Mbokwo, Kudodo and Affarpi, which are all in Shiroro local government area of the state.
The Nation gathered that the bandits said to be over 30 in number, arrived the affected villages around 9:30 pm on Friday night.


The people were said to have returned for the night when they heard gunshots which announced the arrival of the bandits. Everyone was said to run for safety into the bush as a Source told The Nation that majority of them slept in the bush till day break.


The Source disclosed that the deceased identified as Audu Makeri was shot at close range while he was coming out of his house to escape the bandits while two elderly people were kidnapped and taken to unknown destination.


Six other members of the affected villages sustained gun injuries when they tried to escape attack, two of them are currently receiving treatment at the Minna general hospital.
The Source said that over 150 cattle were also rustled.

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