Gunmen suspected to be bandits have burnt 10 folks alive within the Kachiwe neighborhood in Sarkin Pawa Ward of the Munya Local Government Area of Niger State.
The gunmen additionally kidnapped about seven girls through the assault.
The Secretary of Munya Local Government Area, James Jagaba, narrated the ordeal which he described as ‘an ugly incident’.
He added that the bandits moved to Shapè village beneath the Sarki Pawa ward and slaughtered 9 folks whereas others locally took to their heels including that additionally they killed seven folks within the Gogope ward.
He stated, “The bandits set all the houses ablaze, burnt 10 people alive, abducted seven women and slaughtered the others. On their way after carrying out their heinous act, they met two people whose vehicle broke down, they stopped and killed those two people; then burnt down their vehicle. In the process, three of the abducted women escaped and the bandits went with the other seven women.
“The whole community was wiped out by the bandits, nobody survived. We got to know about how they carried out the activities from the women who escaped and are still in shock.”
It was learnt that the bandits had been capable of perform their actions unabated as a result of seizure of cellular networks within the affected communities.
“We were told that all efforts to reach the security personnel proved abortive because, for some days, there has not been mobile network service in Munya local government. The people could not reach out to the security agencies neither could they reach out to the council. At the council, we got the message very late and efforts to get the security was not possible”, James stated.