Bandits Attack Niger, Kill One, Abduct Six


Bandits have killed one person and abducted six others in an attack on Erena, a community in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger state.

According to a source in the community, the attack was carried out by bandits late on Friday.

Erena was one of few towns in the area that had not been attacked by bandits.

The source said, “It is unfortunate these monsters have destroyed the local economy thereby subjecting their victims to all sorts of misery.

“These criminals attack their victims at will; unfortunately and ironically without the slightest hindrance, resistance or confrontation from the authorities concerned. Sadly, defenceless, unarmed and peaceful locals have been abandoned to their fate; wallowing in perpetual agony.”

Meanwhile, Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday ambushed a military convoy, and killed 15 soldier and four militia fighters in Borno, security sources disclosed on Saturday.

It was gathered that the military convoy was attacked by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters near Gudumbali in the Lake Chad region.

The terrorist group have killed over 36,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands in northeast Nigeria since it began more than a decade ago.

A military officer who spoke with AFP on the condition of anonymity said, “We lost 15 soldiers and four civilian JTF (militia) in the terrorists’ ambush in the forest near Gudumbali.



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