Niger State: In latest attack, terrorists raid community, abduct many

Terrorists have abducted a yet-to-be-identified number of residents in Niger State.

The terrorists were said to have invaded Daza community, in Munya local government area of the State, where they shot indiscriminately.

Many residents have fled the community as a result of the Thursday night attack.

A source, Sani Kokki, stated that the terrorists invaded their community in large numbers and were heavily armed with assorted sophisticated weapons.

Kokki said that three people were killed during the attack while a yet-to-be-identified number of people were abducted.

He added that some residents sustained varying degrees of gunshot wounds adding that they had been taken to the hospital for treatment. He further stated that the bandits also looted shops during the attack.

As of the time of filing this report, the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar, was unable to answer calls on his mobile phone.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said that the Commissioner was in a better position to respond to the issue.

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