ARMED BANDITRY

By Uthman Siraja                        

The activities of armed bandits in Shiroro and Rafi local government areas continue unabated as some daredevil armed men suspected to be bandits stormed Galadiman Kogo community and kidnapped some construction workers in the early hours of Monday.

The eight construction workers who are foreign Nationals were working on the construction of Galadiman Kogo-Erena-Gurmana Road were kidnapped by the heavily armed bandits.                    .                                

The bandits numbering about 100 were said to have stormed the construction site on motorbikes conveying five persons each and whisked the foreigners away.

Speaking in an interview with Newsline, the newly elected chairman of Shiroro Local Government Area, Mal. Suleiman Dauda Chukuba said the armed bandits invaded the community in the early hours of Monday and kidnapped the white men and took them to the bush. He said some communities in his local government were under heavy attacks by the armed bandits who have placed the communities under siege.                         

 The chairman disclosed that already, the affected communities have been displaced as a result of incessant attacks by the armed bandits. He called on state government to as a matter of urgency deploy security agencies to rescue the foreigners.

 

TAURARUWA