My people under siege, gunmen killing, raping them, Niger Senator cries out
Armed bandits early Saturday invaded the villages of Kudodo, Galapai, Dnakpala, Makera, and Dnalagwa in Shiroro Local Government Area (LGA), in Niger State.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, representing Niger East Senatorial District.
Sen. Musa, said after raiding the villages, the bandits then killed, raped and abducted several persons.
“In what seems to be coordinated attacks, adjoining villages like Amale, Tunga and Adunu in Paikoro Local Government, were not spared, as the bandits left on their heels more deaths, destruction and abduction,” he added.
He bemoaned the helpless situation in his Senatorial District as bandits continue to wreak unimaginable havoc on his people with no security succour in sight.
“My people are under siege, innocent families have been displaced, killed, raped, kidnapped and community members engulfed in persistent apprehension.
“As the attacks continue, 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,” the lawmaker appealed.
The Senator, also called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and other relevant authorities to respond to the plight of his people who are constantly in a state of despair.