The unending killing spree in Niger east senatorial district continued as armed Bandits struck in Shiroro local government in the early hours of Sunday, killing two villagers and injuring many others, while thousands of cattle were rustled.
DAILY ASSET gathered from an eye witness, whose family members were also victims of the incident said the raid on Erena, the defunct headquarters of Lamkpa even as some people were yet to be accounted for.
“As I speak to you so many of our people are un accounted for but, the injured are being evacuated to Kuta, our local government headquarters for treatment,” he lamented.
According to the source who pleaded not to be named, the bandits numbering over one hundred were said to have carried sophisticated weapons and started shooting sporadically, killing two people and forcing many villagers to scamper and run to the bush for safety.
He, however, reported that some of the villagers were now taking refuge at Gwada, thereby increasing the number of internally displaced persons from Shiroro Local Government Area in parts of Niger state.
Speaking on the Sunday morning incident, a retired police officer and the immediate past Chairman of the Council, Abdullahi Yerima, who was victim of previous attack said the situation was getting out of hand.
The former council boss, Yerima appealed to both the Niger state and Federal Governments as well as security agencies to come to their aid.
Yerima lamented that unless urgent steps were taken hunger and starvation will set in since Shiroro has been the food basket of Niger state, which has been under massive and consistent attack by bandits.
DAILY ASSET checks revealed that that the bandits may be having a field day since some of the vigilante group members in Niger state have threatened to withdraw their operations until government provided them with modern fighting equipment to confront any security challenge.
Some of the affected villages that came under the bandits attack include Unguwar Dauda, Gini, Sarkin noma, Lagbe, Gope, Rafin, Sanyi, Amuko and Gussako.
The state police Public Relations Officer, DSP Waisiu could not be reached as his phone was switched off.