Bandits raze 30 houses, cattle, food items in Niger State community, several people kidnapped (PHOTOS)


Monday, February 19, 2024 Over 30 houses and scores of cattle have been reportedly burnt by bandits during an attack on Allawa community in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. 

Allawa is said to be one of the major agrarian communities with over 2,000 residents in the Lakpma axis of Shiroro LGA.

The Chairman, of Allawa Youth Connect, Yusuf Musa, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust said that the attackers invaded the community at about 8pm on Sunday, February 18, 2024.

Musa said that the community was yet to establish the number of people kidnapped.

He said about 100 cattle, 35 motorcycles and 150 bags of assorted grains belonging to residents and 30 houses were burnt down during the attack.

Residents lamented that they could walk for 1km from the community without coming in contact with terrorists, whom they said have permanent camps in Allawa Forest.

The publication reported how bandits attacked the community on Friday morning, killing a vigilante and kidnapping 12 people.

Residents said after the Friday attack, bandits returned around 9pm on Friday but were repelled by the military operatives stationed in the community.

The last night attack was said to have created tension, forcing many residents to flee to Pandogari, Kuta and Gwada. 

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