One vigilante has been killed while another one sustained severe gunshot injuries by bandits who reportedly attacked Ebbo community in Lapai Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State.
Newsbreak.ng reports that many villagers were also abducted in several attacks on villages in the state.
The bandits arrived at Ebbo community around 10:45 pm on Wednesday and headed straight to the vigilante office where they killed one of the security men and shot another in the leg.
Wednesday’s attack came four days after the neighbouring communities of Kpada and Yaba, border communities to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), were attacked during which at least one person also lost his life while several residents fled their homes.
Residents said the terrorists also raided Angwan Dajin Gomna in Kpada community and kidnapped five persons before moving to Zago village and Lafiyan Zago where they operated for hours.
In Zago, the outlaws abducted over 10 people.
According to residents, the area had been under constant attacks in the last few months, scaring residents and farmers away from going about their normal duties.
“We were at a viewing centre watching football when we heard sporadic shooting of guns. We all ran out and it was bandits in their numbers. We had to run for our dear lives. But as I speak with you, our vigilantes are after them in the bush,” a resident told Daily Trust.
This news medium understands that the wounded vigilante member has been rushed to a General Hospital.
The spokesperson for the Niger State Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, could not be reached for comments as of the time of publishing this report.
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