By Hamza  Waziri


Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has sounded a serious warning to bandits and all criminals to stay away from the state, as the government is ready to take the fight to their dens.

The governor, represented by his deputy, Alh. Ahmed Mohammed Ketso gave the stern warning, when paid visit to Kuta, in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state, to commiserate with the people of no less than eight communities of the local government council who were under attack by armed bandits for two consecutive days.

Vsibly angry, he added that he was in Kuta to condole victims and do on the spot assessment of the attacks and also disclosed that the state government would institute measures to forestall reoccurrence, warning criminals to steer clear of the state to avoid meeting their waterloo.

 “I am here to see for myself what bandits came here to do and who and who have been affected. I want to seize this opportunity to register the administration’s displeasure at the killings and wanton destruction. It is an unprovoked and undeserved attack which this administration will go all length to stop. Again, no stone will be left unturned to apprehend and bring the perpetrators to instant justice,” the he assured.

The communities attacked includes Kwaki, Farin Dawaki, Ajatayi and Ajayi Katoro as well as Bauri Yala, Gosa, Keto and Sabon Gari.

 A few number of people were shot dead and a lot sustained various degrees of injuries, while 100s were displaced as Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) has evacuated victims to different camps in the local government, while, the state government donated a sum of N2m to the victims for immediate provision of relief materials.