SWITZERLAND, SEPTEMBER 12 – Armed bandits have attacked three communities in Rafi local government area of Niger State in a renewed attack in the state.
The communities attacked by the bandits include Rafin-wayam, Rafin-kwakwa and Gidan Dogo-Gurgu villages.
This is bringing the number of communities attacked in Niger to four in the past one week.
It was learnt that the armed bandits, whose number could not be ascertained, invaded the town in three motorcycles which carried two or three people in some cases.
Residents said that they were forced to run to Kagara which is the headquarters of Rafi local government area.
The victims claimed that their foodstuff and properties were taken away.
One of the affected residents, who spoke to newsmen, Mallam Sani, said the incident occurred on Tuesday evening alleging that after the attack, the bandits left for Pandogari community.
“The bandits encircled us at Rafin Wayam village and took all our foods especially breads and beverages before they left for Pangu-Gari community. The attack began at about 6:45pm on Tuesday.”