Terrorists invade Niger community, raze houses, take foodstuffs 

Boko Haram terrorists Sunday invaded Allawa, a garrison town in Shiroro local government area of Niger state, razing over 30 houses, and taking foodstuffs, livestock and other valuables.

Residents  said the terrorists who were chanting “Allahu Akbar” as they wrecked the town, came in around 08:35 p.m. and began house-to-house raids.

The terrorists, according to locals, operated for about 30 minutes before military operatives stationed in the town confronted them.

However, there was no casualty from both sides. No death of residents has been recorded, although, some of them have been missing since the incident.

“The attack was very serious, but we thank the soldiers for responding on time.  If not for that, the terrorists would have killed a lot of people,” ” Yahuza Allawa, a resident, said.

Apart from houses that were razed, hundreds of livestock and over 150 bags of grains were also set on fire, leaving residents in a dire humanitarian crisis.

Timothy Gwadabe, a peasant farmer, was among those whose belongings were razed by the terrorists.

Locals pick the remnant of foodstuffs set on fire by the terrorists.

“They burnt my houses and everything inside including 30 bags of beans and 20 bags of maize,” he said.

At press time, residents were still trying to estimate their losses.

 (Premium Times)