Bandits on Sunday stormed Gpekure, Makuba and Galapai communities in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, killing five women and abducting 14 others after invading the communities.
Security Focus gathered that the attacks on Gpekure and Makuba happened around 11pm on Saturday, while that of Galapai was carried out around 1pm on Sunday.
The Secretary, Niger State Vigilante Corps, Shiroro LGA, Ayuba Dakko, who confirmed tha attacks stated that dozens of residents, especially women and children, to flee to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Zumba and Gwada communities, as well as Government Day Secondary School (GDSS), Shiroro.
“These communities are just few metres away from one another. Galapai is just few metres from Galadima-Kogo that was attacked two weeks ago. If you are in Galadima-Kogo and you shout, someone in Galapai will hear you.”
“In Gpekure, they burnt houses and foodstuff, killed seven persons and kidnapped five women and two men. After that, they invaded Makuba where they killed one person on Saturday. Today (Sunday), around 1pm, they attacked Galapai where they kidnapped seven persons.
“There is nobody remaining in those communities now. People have fled to IDP camps in Zumba, Gwada and GDSS, Shiroro. I slept in the bush yesterday. We the vigilantes couldn’t confront them because we don’t have the types of weapons they have.”