Nine persons have been killed in a renewed bandits attack in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger state.

Nine persons have been killed in a renewed bandits attack in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger state.

The attack which occured this thursday at Kontakoro village in Mariga Local Government Council of Niger state bordering Zamfara state also left some people wounded.

Chairman Mariga Local Government Council Alh Idris Ibrahim T O confirmed the incident to Radio Nigeria in a telephone interview.

He however appealed to both Niger state and the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency come to their to guarantee the safety of lives and properties of it’s people.

The area has been suffering from activities of both banditry and kidnappings who in most cases kidnap people for ransom.

When contacted Police Public Relations Officer Niger State Command ASP Wasiu Abiodun said he will get back to me as soon as they concluded their investigation.

Though there was no response from Niger state government but just last week Secretary to the Niger State Government Ahmed Ibrahim Matane maintained that they are doing there best to address the security challenges confronting Nigerlites to ensure peaceful coexistence.

Aliu.

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