Over 3,000 displaced in Niger as Boko Haram hoists flag

Over 3,000 people have been displaced following an attack on the Kauri Community of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

The state governor, Governor Abubakar Bello confirmed the presence of the insurgents in the community on Monday.

According to the governor, the terrorists and bandits displaced the residents at IBB Central Primary School Minna.

The governor was in the company of his Deputy, Ahmed Kesto and Emir of Minna, Dr Umar Faruq.

He described the situation as critical and terrible, noting that is high time for well-coordinated actions in order to address the problem.

“We have over 3,000 people here from communities that have been displaced by bandits and Boko Haram elements around Munya and Shiroro Local Government Areas,” he said.

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