For 3 Hours, Bandits Operate Unhindered in Niger Village, Kill Monarch, Abduct 4 Others

On Thursday, marauding bandits in an unhindered raid that lasted for three hours, killed Usman Garba, head of Mulo village in Mashegu local council, Niger State.

The terrorists also whisked away other four people during the incursion, according to Emmanuel Umar, Niger State Commissioner for Internal Security.

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Umar disclosed this yesterday while addressing journalists in Minna, the state capital.

The commissioner claimed insecurity across the state has subsided, adding there are still some threats and attacks in some communities, especially in Mashegu, Mariga, and Kontagora local councils.

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“There is improvement in the security situation in the state,” he claimed. “There has been a reduction in attacks but we are aware that the threat is still there and still exists. Of recent, we have seen attacks in the fringes of Mashegu, Mariga, and Kontagora.”

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Umar added that security agencies in the state have been directed to come out in full force to flush out the terrorists and completely eradicate insecurity in these local government areas.

“The governor has directed all security agencies to come out in full force to ensure that this festive period has no incident. There will be an increase in patrol and visibility,” the commissioner vowed.


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