February 4, 2023

Residents flee their homes after bandits attacked their communities in Niger state (video)

Residents of more than five communities along the Kontagora-Rijau road in Mariga and Rijau local government areas of Niger State have ran away from their homes following attacks carried out by bandits.

A viral video showing men and women with their children in lorries and motorcycles has been shared online as they fled with their belongings.

Recall that the terrorists attacked Dusai village, which is a few kilometers away from Kontagora town on Sunday afternoon, February 6, while Kuimo, which is close to Rijau gown was attacked around 4 pm on the same day, allegedly killing over 44 persons.

The fear of more attacks from the bandits has caused the residents to flee their homes.

One of the fleeing residents identified as Fal’ai Danladi said as she was running, she fell several times and injured her fingers, however, she was helped to Rijau by a motorist.

Another fleeing resident from Warare community, Aliyu Bello said that he decided to run because he knew that if he were abducted, it won’t be easy on him. He said that all of them in the community have left the community due to fear of attack adding that while some found their way to Rijau, others ran into the bushes and rocks to hide.

Confirming the recent attack, the chairman of Rijau Local Government Council, Bello Bako, said he and his officials are working out ways to ensure that the fleeing residents get somewhere to stay.

Watch the video below;

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