Terrorists have reportedly wreaked havoc in Matane, hometown of the Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, razing it down.
Matane, a village in Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State, has been recording multiple terrorists attacks in recent times.
Sources confirmed that the terrorists invaded the village on Tuesday, setting shops, houses and other valuables on fire.
They also invaded Bamba-Lamba community, which is located a few kilometers from Eastern Kontagora, wrecking havoc there as well.
A resident of Bamba-Lamba, Hashimu Ahmed, said that the terrorists struck around 5pm on Tuesday and set the entire community ablaze.
“They surrounded the community. I was able to escape to Kontagora town with my family.
“They set our homes ablaze. We now live in open places; we need help,” he said.
The Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security in the statr, Mr. Emmanuel Umar, confirmed the attacks, saying several houses and shops and other belongings were completely burnt by the bandits.