Again, Bandits Invade Niger Communities

Bandits have invaded three farming communities in Rafi local area of Niger State, killing two locals and abducting a few others.

The terrorists attacked Kusheriki, Mai-Kujeri and Wayem villages in Rafi-Karara local council of Niger State.

This was the second time Kusheriki would be attacked in a week.

A community leader in Kusheriki told WikkiTimes that the armed terrorists killed two people — Isuhu Rundun and Chinama — in the attack. They also went away with seven people, he said.

The seven kidnapped people later regained their freedom when “security men traced the bandits to their camp and engaged them in gun duel.”

“All the seven victims kidnapped during the attack were rescued,” he told our reporter.

TERROR IN WAYEM VILLAGE

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A local in Wayem village in Rafi LGA, told WikkiTimes the assailants, on Tuesday morning, razed a primary school where security forces camped.

They later advanced to Mai Kujeri village in the same local council to continue wreaking havoc.

“They burnt Wayem primary school in the village forcing locals to fled the community,” he said, adding some locals put off the fire after the terrorists left the scene.

He explained that the primary school is being used by their local security men to fortify the area.

“The school is being used by our local vigilantes to fortify the area. Since it is the rainy season, vigilantes rely on farming and some of them were on the farm when the incident happened.

“The few among them that were available in the camp withdrew and terrorists burnt part of the school,” he said.

Wayem is a few kilometers away from Mai-Kujeri, a neighboring village where the bandits kidnapped scores of locals.

Wasiu Abiodun, spokesman for Niger Police Command could not be immediately reached. A text sent to him had not been responded to at press time.

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