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Bandits kill a vigilante and abduct several villagers in Niger State

Bandits kill a vigilante and abduct several villagers in Niger State

Bandits killed a vigilante and gunned down another in Ebbo community, Lapai Local Government Area, Niger State.

It has been established that several villagers were also abducted in several attacks on communities in the state.

According to the Daily Trust report, the bandits stormed the community of Ebbo at around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday September 14 and went straight to the vigilante’s office where they killed one of the vigilantes and shot another in leg.

It was also learned that Wednesday’s attack came four days after the neighboring communities of Kpada and Yaba, border communities in the Federal Capital Territory, were attacked in which at least one person also lost their lives while several residents fled their homes.

Residents said the assailants also attacked Angwan Dajin Gomna in Kpada community and abducted five people before moving to Zago village and Lafiyan Zago where they abducted 10 others after operating for hours.

Residents said the area had come under constant attack over the past few months, scaring residents and farmers from going about their normal business.

“We were in an observation center watching football when we heard sporadic gunfire. We all ran away and there were bandits in their numbers. We had to run for our dear ones. lives. But as I speak to you, our vigilantes are after them in the bush,” one resident told the Daily Trust.

Ebbo community vigilante leader Mallam Yusuf Adalami told the Daily Trust that the injured member was rushed to Gulu General Hospital as his men were on the trail of bandits who broke into fled into the forests.

He said the attackers arrived on a motorbike and opened fire on his members.

“They came in numbers on motorbikes and came straight to our office. They started shooting sporadically at our office. Our main challenge is the lack of weapons. We don’t have the kind of weapons they use “said Adalami.

“Even when we had to take one of our members who had suffered serious injuries, we did not have easy access to a vehicle. And on our way, the car broke down again. It took hours before that we can find another car to take him to the hospital…. His condition is serious, we may have to take him to another place for treatment.

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