Bandits killed over 300, displaced 3,000 in Niger-east – Senator

NEWS DIGEST – The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Musa, on Tuesday disclosed that bandits have killed over 300 people, displaced 3,000 others in his constituency within the last few months.

Mr Sani-Musa, in a statement he signed on Tuesday in Minna, Niger State, described the activities of bandits in his district as not only wicked and callous but a gross act of man’s inhumanity to man.

According to him, “in the last couple of months, not less than 3000 people have been displaced and are now living in IDP camps with not less than 300 losing their lives and valuables worth billions of Naira either destroyed or stolen by the marauders”.

“It is disturbing and of great concern that the bandits again stormed communities in Shiroro Local Government of my constituency last week and slaughtered 20i innocent villagers.

“To slaughter innocent villagers like goats taken to the alter for sacrifice is totally unacceptable, we should therefore do everything possible to bring these criminals to justice.”

The Senator, therefore, called for an end to the killings, saying the different levels of government need to collaborate to bring the daily loss of lives in Shiroro local government area and other parts of Niger East Senatorial district to an end.

“Our people can no longer go about their normal farming business because of the activities of these bandits,” he said.

He also called on the Federal Government to restore security operatives to Bassa, Magami and kukokki towns which were withdrawn a few months back, adding that there was a need for the establishment of a military base on the border between Shiroro Local Government Area and Kaduna State.