Bandits invade Shiroro LGA of Niger State, kill two persons

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By MARY RONKE, Minna –

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed two persons on Saturday evening in communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

The gunmen in their hundreds attacked communities surrounding Gwada town when locals were breaking their fast.

This is according to a statement issued by the spokesperson of the Coalition of Shiroro Associations (COSA), Salis Sabo.

Mr. Sabo noted that one policeman and a civilian in Tapila were killed during the attack. He added that two persons were kidnapped including the son of a staff member of the North-South Power of Shiroro Dam and one other girl.

Niger State has been a target for bandits, kidnappers in recent times

The communities attacked are Chiri, Kwakwa, Jewi and Kadna all of which are located some kilometers from Gwada and the local government headquarters.

The attackers also looted a business center and carted away many phones.

Meanwhile, The Niger State Police Command is yet to react or confirm the attack as at the time of filing this report.

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