Bandits Storm Niger SSG’s Hometown, Set Houses, Shops Ablaze

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The bandits the village on Tuesday, setting shops, houses and other valuables ablaze.

The hometown of the Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has been attacked by bandits.

The village, Matane, is in Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State, which has recorded multiple attacks in recent times.

Daily Trust gathered that bandits invaded the village on Tuesday, setting shops, houses and other valuables ablaze.

The attackers also invaded Bamba-Lamba community, a few kilometers Eastern Kontagora.

A resident of Bamba-Lamba, Hashimu Ahmed, told Daily Trust that the bandits struck around 5pm and set the entire community ablaze.

“They surrounded the community. I was able to escape to Kontagora town with my family. They set our homes ablaze. We now live in an open place; we need help,” he said.

The State Commissioner of Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar, has also confirmed the attack.

He said several houses and shops as well as other belongings were burnt by the bandits.

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