Terrorists attacked Gwada village in Shiroro Local Government Niger State three people have been killed and three others have been kidnapped.
The attackers attacked seven nearby villages forcing residents to flee their homes for the relative safety of Gwada Secondary School.
Salis Sabo, the spokesperson of the Coalition of Shiroro Associations (COSA), said that the attack lasted more than five hours.
“Those bandits entered more than seven towns, shooting; many people were injured while running for their lives.
“Chiri, Kadna, Kam, Vemu and other villages along the Zumba-Gwada road were attacked for more than five hours without the help of the police or any officers,” he added.
Mr. Sabo said the Chairman of Shiroro Local Government Area, Akilu Kuta escaped from the abduction. However, he said the terrorists killed the councilor of Allawa.
Mr. Sabo said a woman and her daughter were abducted in Bmanape community, while the third victim was abducted in Kadna.
It is believed that the attack was planned to burn the cattle. However, while they were trying to move the cattle, they blocked the bandits’ highway in Egwa town, where many innocent victims were caught in their net.
According to Mr. Sabo, the terrorists emptied the food barns of the villagers and multiplied the animals.
He asked the government to fulfill its duty to protect the lives and property of citizens.
When contacted, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Human Affairs, Emmanuel Umar, confirmed the incident, confirming the death of two civilians while some military personnel sustained injuries.
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The commissioner said: “We are yet to determine the exact number of casualties, but I can say that some of our security operatives have sustained gunshot wounds while dealing with them.”
Mr. Umar said one of the terrorists was arrested by security agents and the government is committed to bringing peace to the community.
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