Bandits Kill 15 in Niger Community
By Laleye Dipo in Minna
No fewer than 15 villagers are reported to have been killed in Beri town in Bobi district of Mariga local government of Niger state on Monday morning.
A Mobile Policeman was also reportedly killed by the bandits in the town.
THISDAY was told that the men of the local vigilant group were able to neutralise five of the bandits.
It was however gathered that the Beri Police Station was burnt by the bandits with several people reported to have been injured durning the stampede that accompanied the arson on the police station.
THISDAY also learnt that another set of bandits stormed the Garin- Gabas on Monday morning during which they faced stiff opposition from the youths of the town,
It could not be immediately ascertained the number of casualties on both sides.
Also on Monday, some bandits raided Ungwan Bako in the Kotonkoro district of Mariga local government abducting many people mostly women and children.
The Niger State Emergency Management Agency NSEMA confirmed the incidents but did not give details.
Police Public Relations Officer Niger State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, did not respond to calls made to his cell phones for comments on the development.