Bandits burn houses in Niger communities

It was gathered that bandits’ onslaught against villages in Shiroro council of Niger State has continued with the attackers torching houses in the latest invasion.

The communities affected include Kokki, Jabuki, Guto, Gwaja, Sundna and Kokki-Magami, all under Gurmana Ward in Shiroro council.

The attacks were said to have been carried out simultaneously on the villages.

The bandits set many houses ablaze, rendering many people homeless.

A source said a lot of the houses in Kokki community were set ablaze, adding that about 10 people were kidnapped but no life was lost.

The source further said the bandits also carted away unquantifiable valuables including herds of cattle, food produce, motorcycles and other properties of the people.

Co-convener of the Concerned Shiroro Youths, Sani Abubakar Kokki, said that majority of the people in Kokki have lost their homes and most of their cattle to the bandits.

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