- Another bandit attack has occurred in the northern part of the federal republic of Nigeria
- This time, three people have been killed while many are believed kidnapped
- The attack in which the people were killed reportedly lasted for 2 hours
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The Nigerian government seems to be helpless as bandits continue their evil acts against innocent people in the country.
In the latest tragedy that befell the country, three persons have lost their lives.
They were reportedly killed by suspected bandits who launched simultaneous attacks on three communities.
The incident occurred in Rafi local government area of Niger state on Saturday, February 27.
According to The Cable, many people were also abducted during the attacks.
The attack against the communities was said to have lasted for about two hours.
The three affected villages are Yakira, Gugu and Karaku.Joy as abducted Kagara school children, staff arrive Minna
The bandits were said to have “distributed themselves” when they invaded Rafi LGA.
A resident was reported to have said:
“Yesterday night, the bandits attacked one village called Karaku, which is very close to here in Kagara. The dead bodies they counted so far are three, and they are still looking for many in the bush.”
“They also packed some people away. This was happening till around 2am.
“The same night, they entered another village called Yakira, and attacked them too. They also attacked Gugu, another village very close to the river on your way to Kagara.
“They were all attacked at the same time. The bandits distributed themselves; they were many in number. The exact number of those packed is not known yet, but we heard they took a very huge number of people.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that staff, students and others abducted by gunmen from government Science College Kagara in Nigers state were swapped with arrested bandits.Breaking: Four killed, 11 kidnapped in fresh bandit attacks in Kagara
This came about after days of negotiation between the government and bandits.
The kidnapped who were released to a team of police and other security agents around 7am on Saturday, February 27, were received by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.
In another report, Legit.ng had reported that Wole Soyinka, a renowned author and social critic, said the government must take every necessary step to tackle the challenges of "abnormal times" which has given birth to the trend of abduction in the country.
Speaking on Saturday, February 27, in Ogun state at the award lecture and public presentation of his latest book, ‘Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth’, the nobel laureate said the emergence of the culture of abduction portends a bad omen for the country.
He said "something drastic, meaningful has to take place" which will be collectively done in order to save the future of the country.Breaking: Gunmen storm Zamfara school, abduct scores of female students
Still on security, the Nigerian police have commenced a coordinated search and rescue operation for students of government girls secondary school, Jangebe, Zamfara state.
To ensure that the mission is successful, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu ordered the immediate deployment of two (2) operational surveillance helicopters to the state.
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