From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
Senator representing Niger East Senatorial district of Niger state, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa has decried that at least two persons have been killed about 5,000 persons rendered homeless and over 30 persons have been abducted since the latest attacks.
The lawmaker who is the Chairman Senate Committee on Senate Services in a statement stated that armed men in their hundreds have unleashed mayhem and terror on innocent citizens in their peaceful villages, forcing them to evacuate their homes.
“On Thursday, 10th December, armed men numbering over fifty were reported to have stormed, at separate times, Garin Gabbas and Yakila communities in Rafi local government, where they abducted the District Head of Gunna, Ibrahim Abdulhameed, a youth leader of the All Progressives Congress and two other persons”.
“On the same day, Chukuba and Kuchi communities in Shiroro local government area were attacked by bandits, in which a Christian cleric and a man thought to be a vigilante security personnel were killed, while at least eight persons were kidnapped.”