UPDATE: Three Killed, More Than 50 Injured After Attack By Suspected ISWAP Terrorists In Niger State


About three persons have been killed, while more than 50 others are seriously injured following an attack on three communities in Shirork Local Government Area of Niger State.

Recall Zidec Exclusive had earlier reported that the dreaded ISWAP terrorists caused havoc in Gurmana, old Gurmana, and Ashirika communties on Saturday 8th February, 2020.

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Suleiman Chukuba, the Chairman of Shiroro Local government Area,  who confirmed the attack, said 300 cattle were also rustled during the incidence. 

According to the Chairman, he said; can’t ascertain the actual number of the bandits but my people said they came in about 100+ motorcycles and three in each motorcycles. As I speak to you now, about 15 have been taken to the hospital in Minna for treatment. The number of people injured are so many but these were the ones that we were able retrieve so far. According to him,  the injured persons were about five of the vigilantes stationed in the area.

The lawmaker representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, also condemned the attacks.

He said, “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. 

In the process, two persons were confirmed to have been killed while many are lying at the Kuta General Hospital, seriously injured.


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