Again bandits kill 15 in Niger community

Barely 24 hours after 200 school children were abducted by bandits  in Niger, the gunmen  again attacked another community killing 15 villagers in Beri town in Bobi district of Mariga local government of the state on Monday morning.

It was learnt  that one Mobile Policeman was also killed by the bandits during the  attack.

It was gathered that the men of the local vigilantes were able to kill  5 of the bandits in an encounter.

According  to  witness account, “The  Beri Police Station was burnt by the bandits with several people reported to have been injured durning the stampede that accompanied the arson on the police station.”

Meanwhile  at the time the British attack was on, another  group of bandits  were reported to have stormed another village ,Garin- Gabas of the same local  government of the state  but were successfully repelled by the youths.

Also this monday, some bandits reportedly  raided Ungwan Bako in the Kotonkoro district of Mariga local government abducting many people mostly women and children. However  casualty figures and number of people kidnapped  in these two other incidents could not be ascertained  as at the time of writing this report
The Niger State Emergency Management Agency NSEMA confirmed the incidents but did not give details.

Police Public Relations Officer Niger State Police Command Public Relations Officer DSP Wasiu Abiodun did not respond to calls made to his cell phones for comments on the developments.