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Bandits Invade Five Villages, Kill, Rape, Abduct Dozens In Niger

Mohammed Sani-Musa, Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, has disclosed that armed bandits invaded five villages in Shiroro Local Government Areas of the state, killing, raping abducting dozens.

The villages are Kudodo, Galapai, Dnakpala, Makera and Dnalagwa.

The senator, in a statement signed by his media office on Saturday, said the bandits, who came in large numbers, stormed the villages in the early hours of the day.

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According to him, in what seems like coordinated attacks, adjoining villages like Amale, Tunga and Adunu in Paikoro Local Government Area were not spared, “as the bandits left on their heels more deaths, destruction and abduction”.

While recalling that he had earlier cried out to President Muhammadu Buhari over the spate of the killings in his constituency, Sani-Musa said the situation in his constituency is becoming helpless, “as the bandits wreak unimaginable havoc on the people with no security succour in sight”.

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“My people are under siege, innocent families have been displaced, killed, raped, kidnapped and community members straddled in a state of despair.

“As the attacks continued more villagers in my constituency are awaiting their fate as no sign of succour comes their way.

“It is confirmed that the bandits are attacking all through the night to this afternoon and most communities are in grave danger.

“For months now, most local government in Niger East have been under the menacing grip of bandits with no succour in sight.

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“We are again calling on Mr President and all the Service Chiefs to come to our aid without further delay as the people risk continued attacks from these ungodly killers,” he bemoaned.

The senator, therefore, called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and other relevant authorities, to respond to the plight of his people who are helplessly in state of fear and despair.

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