Disturbing reports indicate that many persons might have died after some explosives suspected to have been planted by terrorists went off at Galadima-Kogo, Shiroro local government area of Niger.
The explosion was heard on Monday, February 21, some hours after bandits raided about three communities not far from Galadima-Kogo, Daily Trust has gathered.
Sani Abubakar Yusuf Kokki, the co-convener of Concern Shiroro Youths, claimed that the number of casualties is possibly high.
Fear grips middlebelt as gunmen attack police station, 3 officers feared dead, villagers abducted
Meanwhile, there was pandemonium in Niger as unknown gunmen reportedly attacked a station in Ishau under the Kafin-koro Police Division of Paikoro local government area.
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The policemen on duty were reportedly killed while others ran away in a raid on the police station.
It was gathered that gunmen invaded the police station to allefedly free an informant who was in police custody.
After the invasion, the gunmen suspects also conducted a village-to-village raid in Kafin-koro area of the state.
Eleven communities including Zubakpere, Kuna, Aboloso, Kudami, Dakolon Daji, Nugwazi, Amale, Adunu, Ishau and parts of Beni were attacked.
Several others, including a village head, four of his children and five women were abducted across six communities in the local government.
At the time of filing this report Wasiu Abiodun, Niger Police spokesman was yet to confirm the development.
Legit.ng previously reported that unknown gunmen have attacked another police station in the southeast region.
A police officer was killed during the incident which took place at Mgbidi divisional police headquarters, Orsu West local government area of Imo state.
Michael Abattem, police public relations officer, confirming the attack in a statement on Saturday, January 15, said another officer sustained a minor bullet injury on his hand in the attack.
The police spokesperson said the attackers attempted to invade the police station on Friday, January 14, but were repelled by officers on duty.
In a related development, gunmen attacked the Ideato South local government area police headquarters in Dikenafai, Imo state.
The attack, which took place on Thursday, January 6, saw some detainees set free after the attackers were said to have bombed the facility.