Bandits Attack Kainji National Park, Kill One, Injure Four

Bandits Attack Sokoto Village, Kill 13 People

Armed bandits on Monday stormed the Kainji National Park in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger state, killing one Park guard and seriously injuring four others.

It was gathered that the park guard killed was named Tanko Mohammed from Wawa town near New Bussa, in Borgu.

The four other guards who were shot, survived the bullets and were rushed to the New Bussa General Hospital where they were treated.

The incident took place along Kemanji Oil Camp axis of Kainji Lake National Park, New Bussa.

According to Vanguard, the official Hillux van which the Guards were using to patrol the park was burnt by the bandits along Kemanji Oil Camp axis of the Kainji Lake Park where the incident occured.

The Guards who were on routine patrol of the park were said to have run into the bandits during which the bandits fired them leaving Tanko dead instantly.

Bandits also kidnapped nineteen people from Kutunku Village in Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State.

It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the community in the early hours of Monday, shooting sporadically to scare villagers.

Confirming the attack to Daily Trust, a source stated that the gunmen beat up residents during the operation.

The source added that a total of 11 males and eight females were among those who were abducted by the gunmen.

According to the source, two of the abducted females were to be married off this weekend.

He added that bandits have not communicated to the families of the abducted persons.

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