Scores of Gunmen on motorbikes attack 3 Niger communities
Despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the Air Force to provide aerial shield for vulnerable communities in Niger State, the bandits and have struck again.
Scores of them, armed and riding motorbikes attacked Gurmana, old Gurmana, and Ashirika communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, in central Nigeria on Saturday.
Reports said the bandits double as members of the Islamic State of West Africa.
The armed men stormed the communities at about 10:00 am on Saturday, with some on feet and shot sporadically into the air, Channels TV reported.
Witnesses said the attack started in Gurmana where they reportedly killed two persons and injured four others before moving to old Gurmana where they rustled more than 200 cows.
The Senator representing Niger East, Sani Musa confirmed he had received reports of the attacks.
President Muhammadu Buhari on 27 January ordered the Air Force to bombard camps where the bandits and terrorists are hibernating.