Bandits on rampage in Niger State- sacks 4 communities.

Over 1,200 persons displaced.

Tunde Bolaji – Minna

Unknown bandits have again allegedly attacked some communities in Shiroro local government area of Niger state.

It was learnt that over1200 residents were sacked from their homes.

The fresh attacks come barely one month after armed bandits attacked seven communities in the same area, killing two women a child and sacking over five thousand persons from their homes.

An eye witness disclosed that the fresh attacks on Gyaramiya, Bataron Jatau and Bataron Waziri communities took place at about 10:00 am on Wednesday.

According to the source , the armed men dispossessed members of the communities of their valuables including food stuff and petroleum products.

They say the bandits did not however kill anyone, but threatened the residents to vacate their homes and leave for Alawa town in the same local government.

Responding to the messages sent to him by our reporter, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abubakar Dan-Inna said he was yet to receive official reports on the attacks from the Divisional Police Officer in the area.

He pointed out that due to the difficulty of the terrain, communication to the area was a major challenge.

But, the District Head of Alawa, Ibrahim Salihu in a telephone conversation with Correspondent however confirmed the incident.

He said as at this evening over 1,200 displaced people from the three communities are in Alawa looking for shelter and food.

Salihu appealed to the state government to come to their aid.

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