Armed bandits have continued attacks in Shiroro local government area of Niger state killing more than 60 people and displacing over 1,000 others.
Newsmen gathered that the attack which began on Sunday has spread to eight more villages as the casualty figures continue to rise and displaced villagers are now staying in several IDP camps.
Confirming the attacks, the Senator representing Niger East Constituency, Senator David Umaru revealed that 19 people were killed in Kwaki village, 14 in Barden Dawaki village, 8 died in Ajatawyi village, 7 in Gwassa, 5 in Ajayin Bataro, 4 others in Bwailo, 3 in Baton village and 2 reported dead in Giji village.
The Senator called for security agents, especially the military to be drafted to the affected areas to curtail the killing spree of the bandits who have continued their killings in a deliberate and fearless manner.
“I appeal to President Buhari to order the military into the area to stop the bandits. I am also calling on the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 1 Div Nigeria Army Kaduna to deploy more personnel to save the villagers from the onslaught of the bandits”.
Also confirming the attacks and killings, the Police Public Relations Officer Muhammad Abubakar noted that they only had 12 deaths on record but they have sent their officers to the villages to get the true state of the situation.
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