- Nigerian have condemned the attack on a mosque in which some people were killed while others were abducted in Niger state
- The affected villages are MazaKuka and Kulhu villages, located in Mashegu local government area of the state
- According to many Nigerians who reacted to to the latest development, the federal government must do everything to secure lives in the country
Following the gruesome killing of 17 people in two villages in Niger state by some unidentified gunmen, Nigerians on social media have condemned the attacks, blaming the federal government for not capable of securing the lives of Nigerians.
While the attack left three others injured, the whereabouts of about 18 villagers are unknown. They were said to have been abducted by the gunmen.
The affected villages – MazaKuka and Kulhu villages – are located in Mashegu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Here are reactions from Nigerians:
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Omowunmi Precious Johnson
"Only God knows what Nigeria is now turning to, may God protect us and our family."
"All the top security official are holding meeting because of Anambra state election, to them, that is the most important thing for now."
"Misrule has depraved the conscience of the nation, hence strange violence, banditry and insurgency have overwhelmed us all. Until we quickly correct the glaring ills, the calamities continue."
"Seriously I don't know were Nigeria is heading to, they say this bandits are Muslims then why killings there fellow worshipers. Not only that, the House ask president to declare bandits as terrorist. I don't know what he is waiting for? Is it until all of us are killed? Or because his family are not involved?"
"I swear by my creator, any life that suffer from beginning to the end of his administration, he will account for it in the day of judgment. Seriously this man is not taking the right action, living some people controlling his administration which is bad."
"Presidency is not even saying anything about the killing in the North, to them it has become normal thing."
There is rise in bandits’ attacks, nobody is safe anymore - Niger commissioner
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Niger state commissioner for information, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Idris expressed serious concern over the present economic situation of the state.
Idris said that the state is now under the siege of bandits which has paralysed economic and social activities in the affected areas.
The commissioner said that nobody is safe.