Armed males suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province, ISWAP have attacked Gurmana, Old Gurmana and Ashirika communities of Shiroro native authorities space of Niger State, killing two and injuring 4.
The assault happened on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
A member of one of many adjoined communities in Erena, Alhaji Yehuza Erena mentioned the armed males numbering over 100 stormed the group, some on bikes and a few on toes, capturing sporadically into the air.
He mentioned they first attacked Gurmana the place they killed two individuals and injured 4 individuals earlier than transferring to previous Gurmana the place they rustled greater than 2 hundred herds of cattle.
The Senator representing Niger East, Senator Sani Musa has additionally confirmed the assaults saying he additionally obtained information of the assaults early morning of Saturday.
In an announcement signed by Senator Sani Musa and issued to newsmen, he mentioned,
“My heart is heavy, and I find it really unbelievable that people could just be so ungodly to the point that the sanctity of human life no longer means anything to them. I received the report of the sad and barbaric attacks on my people this morning.
“According to the information I got, armed men dressed in black cloths with their faces covered stormed Gurmana community and other adjoining communities and started shooting sporadically. In the process, two persons were said to have been killed while four are lying in the hospital, critically injured.”
The lawmaker, whereas commending the Security operatives for his or her renewed efforts at combatting the menace of insecurity within the state, urged them to not relent.
“I call on all security agencies in the state, particularly the troops operating in the erstwhile areas of Shiroro, Munya, Rafi, Paikoro and Mashegu not to rest on their oars in their fight to squash the menace of insecurity in the state. I must also add that, I really commend their efforts,” he mentioned.
As on the time of submitting this report, the Police in Niger state is but to verify the incidence. Efforts to talk to the Public Relations Officer, DSP Abubakar Dan-Inna has proved abortive as he wouldn’t choose his calls or reply to the textual content message despatched to him by our correspondent.
Meanwhile, Channels Television has gathered that the navy and the police have deployed troops to the world with enforcement from the air drive to condone the state of affairs.