Over 100 gunmen reportedly attack Niger communities

Over 100 gunmen reportedly attack Niger communities

- Suspected gunmen have attacked some Niger communities

- They stormed the communities in bikes legs, shooting sporadically

- According to reports, they also rustled more than 200 cows

Gurmana, old Gurmana, and Ashirika communities in Shiroro local government area of Niger state have reportedly been attacked.

The communities were reportedly attacked by gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).

Channels TV reports that the armed men numbering over 100 stormed the communities at about 10:00 am on Saturday, February 8.

According to the report, some of the criminals were on bikes and some on feet, shooting sporadically into the air.

They were reported to have killed two people, injured four others.

On getting to old Gurmana, they were reported to have rustled more than 200 cows.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Saad Abubakar, the sultan of Sokoto, has raised an alarm over what he described as a looming security concern that could be worse than the Boko Haram issue.

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Speaking at a security meeting in Kaduna, Abubakar expressed his concerns over the growing number of orphans in the region as a result of insurgency, The Cable reports.

The sultan warned that if nothing was done about the situation of the orphans, they could turn out to be a bigger problem than Boko Haram.

He said several recommendations made to address the issue of the orphans had not been implemented.

He warned that if the issue is not addressed the northern region would continue to suffer the consequences.

Also, following calls for the reopening of land borders, Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal urged President Muhammadu Buhari to summon an enlarged stakeholder meeting.

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The governor called on the Nigerian leader to invite all states with an international border for a meeting to hash out areas of concern in relation to national security rights.

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Tambuwal disclosed this on Thursday, February 6, when he received in a courtesy call the coordinator Sector Four National Border Drill operations, acting assistant Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Mohammed Aliyu.

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