Bandits Raid Niger Communities, Pillage Residents’ Properties

Marauding bandits in large numbers invaded Agwa village of Gunna district in Kagara-Rafi local council, Niger State, looting residents’ shops and rustling cows.

WikkiTimes learnt that the bandits embarked on the rampage on Monday morning, a few days after wreaking havoc in some communities in Niger State. The aftermath of the raid led to a counterterrorism attack by the Nigerian Air Force.

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Unfortunately, the force’s jet fired airstrikes in mistarget, killing 25 cattle belonging to Alhaji Iliya in Garun Gabas area of the same council.

Ahmed Tanko Muhammed, a source who confirmed the incident to WikkiTimes, said the terror gangs blocked the Zungeru-Tegina road.

“The terrorists have succeeded in cutting off Zungero-Tegina road,” he said. “Presently, they are in the western part of Gunna district.”

Muhammed added that the marauders are still rustling residents’ cows and pillaging their foodstuff.

“They are said to be on tens of motorcycles numbering about over 70 in the eastern part of Tegina-Zungeru road,” he told WikkiTimes, adding that the terrorists are still wreaking havoc in the village.

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He further added that the terrorists split to part of Mashegu and Akare axis of Wushishi Local council, rustling cattle unchallenged.

“They have split to some part of Mashegu area and Akare axis of Wushishi LG rustling cows at will”, he told WikkiTimes.

At press time, Wasiu Abiodun, spokesman for Niger State Police Command had not responded to a text sent to him.


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