- Villagers forced to flee from attackers.
- Bandits shot sporadically into the air and subjected the people to torturing.
Armed bandits numbering about two hundred have taken over Kokoki village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, making residents flee from their homes.
The Director-General of Niger state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Ahmed Inga revealed this to Channels Television in a telephone conversation.
According to Inga, he received a report from the area that the gunmen invaded the community in broad daylight on Monday, shooting sporadically into the air and subjected the people to torturing. They beat some of them to the point unconsciousness.
According to the NSEMA boss, the bandits are ransacking each house in the village, dispossessing the people of their belongings including food, clothing materials, cellphones, while also rustling their cattle.
Although no casualty has been reported yet, Mr Inga, however, discloses that the villagers who are over three hundred have fled their homes through the forest and crossing rivers.
According to Inga, some of them who are women and children are currently taking shelter in a School at Kagara in Rafi local government area of the state.
According to reports, the bandits are said to still be in the village, ransacking houses for foodstuff and other valuables.