Saturday, April 10, 2021

Despite peace deal, bandits sack 10 communities in Niger State 


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Bandits have attacked about ten communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

Hundreds of members of the affected communities have been displaced as a result of the attack which reportedly took place on Saturday and Sunday.

The development is coming despite a peace deal between the state government and the bandits which has led some of them to surrender their arms.

Temporary camps have been set up for the displaced villagers in Kuta, Erena and Chukuba.

Speaking on the attack,  the Director General of the state emergency management, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Inga, said he cannot ascertain if they are casualties in the attacks due to inaccessibility of the tertian, but added that security agencies are assisting in securing the affected communities.

He  said documentation and profiling of displaced persons is going on at the temporary camp, adding that the state government is doing all it can to take care of the IDPs. 

“Based on the directives of His Excellency, palliative measures, such as food items, sleeping and sanitary materials are being provided,” he said.

 Many communities in Shiroro and Rafi Local Government Areas have been at the receiving end of banditry activities with consequent deaths and destruction, necessitating the launch of Exercise Ayam Akpatuma II by the Nigerian Army and a peace deal by the state government with the intent of getting the bandits lay down their arms.

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