Hundreds of communities domiciled in eight political wards in Niger State, are presently underneath the command of Boko Haram terrorists who’ve dislodged the Nigerian civil authorities.
According to People’s Gazette, Suleiman Chikuba, the chairman of Shiroro Local Government Area, acknowledged this whereas talking with reporters on Friday, noting that eight wards, that are Manta, Gurmana, Bassa-Kokki, Allawa, Kurebe, Kushaka, Kwati and Chukumba, had been taken over by the insurgents.
The insurgents reportedly threatened to take over Shiroro Hydro Power Station, certainly one of Nigeria’s largest energy infrastructure.
Chikuba’s alarm comes on the heels of the terrorists’ onslaught and bloodbath of harmless residents in Kachiwe group in Munya Local Government Area of Niger.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello had sounded the same alarm after Boko Haram sacked villages and hoisted its flag in Kaure village of Shiroro LGA about six months in the past.
Chikuba famous Shiroro LGA was not solely plagued with banditry but in addition suffered fixed assaults from terrorists.
He defined the takeover has emboldened the insurgents to start the recruitment course of of latest members, promising them refined arms in addition to educating them ways to carry down the federal government.
The native authorities chairman mentioned his statements had been no bluff as he had proof to again up his claims.
He subsequently known as on the federal authorities to drive out the terrorists who appeared to have discovered a haven in Shiroro LGA.
Chikuba mentioned; “As the Chairman of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, I can tell you that Shiroro is not only dealing with the issue of banditry, Shiroro has a lot of Boko Haram, I have proof of this as the chairman,
“Boko Haram has proclaimed that they do not want conventional primary and secondary schools, their only preference is the Islamic school.”