Niger State government in North Central Nigeria, has pledged to actively collaborate with the security agencies in controlling the activities of banditry in parts of the State.
The governor of the state, Abubakar Sani Bello, mentioned this while addressing members of Kagara Community in Rafi Local Government area of the state, following an attack by bandits on Wednesday Night.
The governor who pointed out that the state remained undaunted in its war against criminals making life miserable for the people, solicited for useful information that would aid the security agencies in their investigations.
While commiserating with the community through his spokesperson, Mrs Noel Berje, The Niger State Governor, further appealed to residents of the affected community, to remain calm, as government was deploying resources at its disposal to ensure the protection of their lives and property.
According to reports, bandits on motor cycle convoys attacked Kagara Community in Rafi Local government of Niger State, on Wednesday evening, killing six people, while several others sustained injuries.
Kagara community which shares boundary with Birnin Gwari, in Kaduna State, has been experiencing attacks by bandits suspected to be from the axis of Zamfara and Katsina States in the North western part of the Country, that have been engulfed in banditry and crises in recent times.
Meanwhile, The Police Commissioner of Niger State, Adamu Usman, has confirmed the killing of 6 suspected bandits in a shootout with the security officers during the Kagara attack.
The police Commissioner, while reiterating the commitment of the security agencies in curtailing banditry and other form of crimes in Niger State, mentioned that security would be adequately provided to the communities as and when due.
Source: Voice of Nigeria