By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
Residents of Shiroro Local Government Area in Niger State were reported to have come under heavy attacks at the weekend when armed bandits in numbers invaded the villages of Kudodo, Galapai, Dnakpala, Makera and Dnalagwa killing scores and abducting people.
The report said that in what seemed to be coordinated attacks, adjoining villages like Amale, Tunga and Adunu were not spared, as the bandits left on their heels more deaths, destruction and abduction.
The senator representing Niger East, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa who earlier cried out to President Muhammadu Buhari over the increasing spate of killings by bandits in his constituency in an emotionally laden voice, told newsmen the helpless situation in his constituency as the bandits wreak havoc on the people with no security succour in sight.
‘My people are under siege, innocent families have been displaced, killed, raped, kidnapped and community members straddled in a state of despair.
“As the attacks continued more villagers in my constituency are awaiting their fate as no sign of succour comes their way. It is confirmed that the bandits are attacking all through the night to this afternoon and most communities are in grave danger.
“For months now, most local government in Niger East have been under the menacing grip of bandits with no succour in sight. We are again calling on Mr President and all the security Chiefs to come to our aid without further delay as the people risk continued attacks from these ungodly killers”, he said.
The senator also called on the National Emergency Management Agency and other relevant authorities to respond to the plight of his people who are helplessly in state of fear and despair.