Bandits kill three people and kidnap several in Niger

bandits kill three people and kidnap several in niger
bandits kill three people and kidnap several in niger

In assaults on the Rumache-Madalla hamlet in Bassa/Kukoki Ward, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, at least three people were murdered and numerous more were injured.

Several more were kidnapped during the incident on Thursday afternoon.

Concerned Shiroro Youths Of Niger State Co-convener Sani Abubakar Yusuf Kokki told our reporter that the bandits assaulted the village with sophisticated weaponry.

“Approximately three persons were gruesomely slain during the fatal encounter, while several others were taken. Those who received numerous gunshot wounds are being treated at various medical institutions in reasonably secure sections of the local government,” he added.

Kidnapping for ransom, according to Kokki, has been a typical occurrence in the area.

“These rogue criminals assault us at whim, paradoxically and regrettably in some situations with no opposition, resistance, or confrontation from security.” Unfortunately, the vulnerable, unarmed, and peaceful residents have been crassly abandoned to their fate, languishing in eternal torment.”

As of the time of posting this report, neither the Public Relations Officer of the Niger State Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, nor the State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs, and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar, could be reached for comment.