Six people were killed and 15 others abducted in fresh attacks by bandits Thursday night on communities in two local government areas of Niger State.
One of those killed was at Pandogari town in Rafi Local Government Area, where five people were abducted, while the remaining five were murdered in Gurmana in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state. Ten persons were kidnapped in this incident.
In addition, large number of villagers were injured in the stampede that followed the activities of the gunmen and are presently receiving treatment at medical centres in the two local government areas.
“This thing has become a daily occurrence. The attacks are creating daily IDPs and social problems for the state,” an official of government official was quoted to have said, on condition of anonymity.