Residents flee as bandits attack Niger village


Armed bandits numbering about two hundred have overrun Kokoki village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, sacking the people from their homes.

The Director General of the Niger state Emergency Management Agency confirmed that the gunmen invaded the community in broad daylight on Monday, shooting sporadically into the air.

He says they also tortured and beat up some residents till they became unconscious.

The NSEMA boss says the bandits have been ransacking houses in the village, dispossessing the people of their belongings including food, clothing materials, cellphones, while also rustling their cattle.

Inga also disclosed that the villagers numbering over three hundred have fled their homes through the forest and crossing rivers.

He says some of them are currently taking shelter in a School at Kagara in Rafi local government area of the state.

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