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Residents Flee As Bandits Attack Niger Village

An unidentified number of armed men suspected to be bandits have attacked Kokoki village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

This was disclosed by Ahmed Inga, Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, while speaking to Channels Television on Tuesday.

According to Inga, he got information that gunmen had invaded the community in broad daylight and shot sporadically into the air on Monday, forcing over 300 persons to leave their homes.

He stated that the suspected bandits reportedly tortured residents of the community, with some of them beaten to the point that they became unconscious.

The emergency management boss revealed that the gunmen reportedly dispossessed residents of their belongings, including food, clothing materials, cellphones, while also rustling their cattle.

No casualty has been reported yet, according to Inga, adding that some of the victims who escaped are currently taking shelter in a School at Kagara in Rafi local government area of the state.

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