30 killed as gunmen capture Sarkin Pawa community in Niger

Armed bandits have allegedly killed no fewer than 30 persons in Kachiwe village, Sarkin Pawa in Munya Local Government Area of Niger State.

Newsmen gathered that the gunmen stormed the village and other neighbouring communities from their hideouts in the dreaded Barnin Gwari forest in Kaduna State on Tuesday.

When contacted, the Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, confirmed the attack.

Although, he did not disclose the number of those that lost their lives, he, however, explained that the state government is not resting on its oars in its effort to rid the state of crime and criminality.

Matane appealed to people of the state to provide security agencies with credible information to enable them win in the fight against banditry, kidnapping and other criminalities facing the state.

Also, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Monday Bala Kuryas confirmed the incident.

Kuryas revealed that investigation has already started on the matter to enable the command track down the perpetrators of the criminal act.

The state Police boss stated, “A team of policemen has been despatched to the area to safeguard lives and property of people of Sarkin Pawa. Efforts are also on to track those involved in the criminal act.”

He said three people lost their lives in an attack earlier on Kagara Rafi Local Government Council of the state.

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