200 BANDITS RAID NIGER STATE COMMUNITIES, KILL TWO, ABDUCT 15 WOMEN

Written by on January 25, 2021

BANDITS SAID TO BE NUMBERING ABOUT 200 ON SUNDAY INVADED SOME COMMUNITIES IN MUNYA AND PAIKORO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF NIGER STATE, KILLING TWO VIGILANTES, A MIDDLE AGE MAN AND INJURING ABOUT 15 OTHERS IN AN OPERATION WHICH THE VILLAGERS SAID WAS TARGETED ONLY AT FOODSTUFFS.

ABOUT 15 WOMEN WERE ABDUCTED AND MADE TO HELP THE BANDITS CARRY THE LOOTED FOODSTUFFS FROM THE COMMUNITIES. THEY HOWEVER PROMISED TO RELEASE THE WOMEN AFTER HELPING THEM TO TAKE THE FOODSTUFFS TO A PARTICULAR LOCATION.

THE DISTRICT HEAD OF BENI, ALHAJI JAFARU UMAR SARKI, SAID THE OPERATION STARTED ON SATURDAY EVENING WHEN THE ARMED MENON 50 MOTORCYCLES STORMED THE COMMUNITIES IN THREE DIFFERENT GROUPS.

HE SAID ON SUNDAY, THE BANDITS RETURNED AND SHARED THEMSELVES INTO THREE GROUPS, MOVING FROM ONE COMMUNITIES TO ANOTHER TARGETING ONLY FOODSTUFFS. ACCORDING TO HIM, FOR THE THREE HOURS WHICH THE SUNDAY OPERATION LASTED, HELICOPTER OWNED BY ONE OF THE SECURITY AGENCIES WAS HOVERING OVER THE COMMUNITIES WHILE THE BANDITS WERE OPERATING ON THE GROUND


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