Panic As Bandits Storm Wedding Ceremony In Niger, Abduct Bride, Kill Eight Guests


File picture The PUNCH reports that some bandits have actually assaulted over 10 communities in Niger State, killed eight individuals, abducted a bride and left several others hurt.

The gunmen, who were stated to have actually numbered over 100, got into the communities in the Lavun Local Government Area of the state.

According to a local of the Ndakogitu community, who spoke on condition of privacy, the outlaws likewise attacked a wedding, where they abducted another woman and the bride-to-be.

The resident specified, “They (shooters) came into our community and went to the place of a wedding event; they took all the cash understood at the ceremony and other valuables.

“The rampaging gunmen likewise rustled a number of livestock belonging to the villagers.”

The attack, which lasted all through Saturday night and Sunday early morning, according to the homeowner, showed over 5,000 persons.

Another source, who spoke with our correspondent, stated the terrorists went to different communities and contended locals, who were scuttling for safety.

It was gathered that after the attack, the terrorists were unable to get away with the rustled livestock as the only bridge connecting the neighborhood with Akare had actually collapsed, leaving them with no choice however to abandon the animals and escape.

The vigilantes in the communities, however, mobilised themselves and confronted the outlaws, who ultimately eliminated six of the locals as an outcome of them being ill-equipped.

The attack required the citizens of the impacted communities to flee their houses, while those who had actually earlier gone to the neighboring market at Batati could not return house for worry of being attacked by the shooters.

When gotten in touch with, the Commissioner for Local Government and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar, confirmed the current attack, however said he had yet to get the information of the incident.

A few of the communities assaulted are Egbako, Ndaruka, Ebbo, Ndagbegi, Tshogi, Gogata and Ndakogitu, all in the Lavun Local Government Area of the state.