Niger: Boko Haram seizes 5 communities in Shiroro, Rafi LGAs

Boko Haram terrorists have taken over five communities in Rafi and Shiroro local government areas of Niger State, an official of the State has said.

Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Matane, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen yesterday.

He explained that the Boko Haram insurgents are fully in charge in Hanawanka , Madaka, in Rafi LGA and Kurebe, Gussau, Farina Kuka, in Shiroro LGA, forcing the rural dwellers to migrate to safer grounds.

He explained that the terrorists move freely in the effected areas, wielding sophisticated and menacing weapons.

Matane said the State has already notified security agencies for proper urgent security measures. ”We equally appeal to residents to volunteer reliable information on movement of bad characters to the nearest security outfits for security action”, he said.

Matane, also acknowledged and applauded the Niger state government efforts at tackling the menace.

He further said that the government will not rest on its oars to bring to a halt security challenges confronting the State.

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