Over 50 people have reportedly been abducted following a recent attack on Bassa community in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State by suspected bandits.
The bandits heavily armed with sophisticated weapons, reportedly stormed the community in large numbers on motorcycles in the early hours of Thursday January 28, just as people were getting ready for the day’s activities.
Punch has it that the Co-convener Concerned Shiroro Youths, Sani Abubakar Kokki who confirmed the attack, described the bandits as terrorists. He said the number of people kidnapped is not yet ascertained but added that they were many.
Kokki also stated that Shiroro Local Government Area is in dire need of help as they continue to live at the mercy of the bandits, and that some other communities in Bassa/Kokki were attacked and a lot of losses were recorded.