June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Bandits Abduct Many Residents In Niger

Bandits have reportedly abducted many residents including farmers in Kaffin-Koro and other adjourning communities in Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State.


According to report, the bandits stormed the community in large numbers around 4pm on Wednesday, May 11, and operated until 7pm during which an unspecified number of people were kidnapped.


Some residents who fled the communities told Daily Trust that around 7pm, there had yet to be security operatives on the ground to save the situation.


Sources said before the attacks on Kaffin-Koro on Wednesday evening, Abolo, Kudani, Nani, Kuna, Shunakwa, Sikiti, Zubakere and Jubidiga villages had been raided on Tuesday where one person was killed in Sikiti while dozens of farmers were abducted from the eight villages.

Residents of the villages earlier attacked were taking refuge in Kaffin-Koro when the bandits struck again.


A resident, Abraham Tanko, said many of the villagers escaped into the bush.


“As I speak with you, we are in the bush. We were lucky to have escaped. They came in large numbers on motorbikes and raided the entire Kaffin-Koro town. A lady close to our house was among those they kidnapped. She was about to run when they threatened to shoot her and she fell,” he said.


It was also gathered that bandits also raided Shambo, Sabon Wuse and Old Rijau in Rijau LGA of the state in the early hours of Wednesday.

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