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Bandit Attack Garam Village in Niger State, Abduct Child and Couple

Bandit Attack Garam Village in Niger State, Abduct Child and Couple

In yet another distressing incident, bandits have struck Garam village in Niger State, near the FCT, abducting three individuals, including a child.

This incident follows closely on the heels of a previous attack just a week ago, where the village experienced the tragic killing of a pastor affiliated with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), along with the abduction of 13 others.

Lucky Barnabas, a resident of Garam, confirmed the recent kidnapping, stating that it occurred at approximately 12:13 am on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. The recurring nature of these attacks raises serious concerns about the security situation in the region.

The vulnerable position of the residents, with a child among those abducted, underscores the urgent need for enhanced security measures and prompt intervention to safeguard the lives of the community members. As these criminal activities persist, there is a growing call for decisive actions to address the root causes and provide lasting solutions to ensure the safety and well-being of the affected communities.

Communities in Niger State and neighboring areas face ongoing challenges posed by banditry, and concerted efforts are required from both local and national authorities to curb these criminal activities and restore peace to the affected regions.

He said the bandits, who came in their numbers wielding AK-47 rifles, shot in different directions to create panic among residents of the community.

He said the bandits whisked away a man, his wife and a little child staying with them, adding that vigilantes were helpless due to heavy gunshots by the bandits.

“My brother, we could not sleep last night as these bandits came back again after a week when they came and killed one person and abducted four people. In fact, this one was like a war as gunshots were all over the place,” he said.

No immediate response from the police command in Niger State on the incident but residents said some military operatives arrived in the area shortly after the incident.

They were said to have gone on the trail of the hoodlums but were unable to rescue the victims.

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