At least Thirty farmers were killed An unknown number of people have been abducted after gunmen attacked several villages in Nigeria’s central-western Niger state on Friday, police sources confirmed today.
“Yes, those criminals, bandits, attacked several villages (in the territory) Lafite About 30 farmers were killed last Friday,” a police source said. fortressThe main city is Lafite.
On the other hand, the spokesperson of the Niger State Police, Walsh Abaddonconfirmed the facts but did not specify the number of people killed or kidnapped by criminals.
These “bandits,” a term used in the country to refer to criminal gangs who carry out raids, cattle theft and mass kidnappings for large ransoms, regularly raid communities in the state Niger.
“We are working hard to catch criminals and free kidnapped people,” said the source, who did not want to be named.
At least 13 security guards were killed last Thursday and several were kidnapped following the attack in the town Kuschelkilie in Lafite.
This insecurity about “bandits” happening in the northern and central states nigeriacaused by jihadist groups since 2009 Boko Haram In the north-east of the country, starting in 2016, also from secession, islamic state inside west africa province.
Birthday “Agents have been deployed in the affected areas to hunt down criminals and free abductees,” he added.