Bandits Kill Village Head, Kidnap Scores In Niger

Malam Usman Sarki, the Village Head of Zazzaga in Munya Local Government Area of Niger State, has been killed by suspected bandits.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) a community leader, who pleaded anonymity, told newsmen in Munya that the suspected bandits launched the attack on Zazzaga and adjoining communities on Tuesday night.

The source said an unspecified number of farmers, including women, were also kidnapped.

The source said, “The attack was launched in the night on Tuesday. They shot the village Head of Zazzaga, Malam Usman Sarki, dead and kidnapped many others.

”For now, we cannot give the exact number of people they took away. They also rustled many cattle, goats and sheep belonging to us.”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident.

Abiodun, however, said that he was yet to get the full details of the alleged attack by the suspected bandits.

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