OrderPaperToday– Senator Sani Musa (APC, Niger) has raised an alarm over the continuous attacks by armed bandits on his constituency, saying his people are under siege.
Speaking to journalists over the weekend, he said residents of Shiroro local government area in Niger State came under heavy attacks when armed bandits in numbers invaded Kudodo, Galapai, Dnakpala, Makera and Dnalagwa villages..
According to him, scores were killed, raped and abducted people, while adjoining villages like Amale, Tunga and Adunu were not spared.
He said, “My people are under siege, innocent families have been displaced, killed, raped, kidnapped and community members straddled in a state of despair. As the attacks continue, more villagers in my constituency are awaiting their fate as no sign of succour comes their way. It is confirmed that the bandits attacked all through the night to this afternoon and most communities are in grave danger.
“For months now, most local government in Niger East have been under the menacing grip of bandits with no succour in sight. We are again calling on Mr President and all the security chiefs to come to our aid without further delay as the people risk continued attacks from these ungodly killers.”
Musa urged the National Emergency Management Agency and other relevant authorities to respond to the plight of his people “who are helplessly in a state of fear and despair.”