Sulaiman Dauda Chukwuba, the chairman of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, has cried out over the abduction of 32 persons from the area by bandits on Saturday. The chairman, who spoke with the newsmen about the attack, said that not less than 2000 cattle were also rustled during the invasion.
Sulaiman further disclosed that the fleeing brigands were said to have been prior to the incident chased away from Munya Local Government Area of the state.
In addition he said that scores of armed bandits were sighted at a community called Kusasu in Shiroro LGA arround 6:00am on Saturday 18th January, 2020, up till about 6:00pm trying to cross the river leading to Shiroro Hydro Power Dam and River Kaduna, with the rustled cattle in large numbers.
Chukuba said, “It is the boundary between Kaduna State and Munya and Shiroro Local Government Areas of Niger State.
We are beckoning the government and the security agencies to come to our aid because of the dangers posed by forest all around us.”
The spokesperson of the Niger State Police Command confirmed that there was an attack on the village but did not comment on the abducted victims.