…the sporadic gunshots fired by the bandits woke the residents who scampered to different directions
Bandits operating in Maijaki village in Birnin Maza/Tashibo ward of Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State have abducted ten persons, shot one and left many injured.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday when the villagers were fast asleep.
It was gathered that the sporadic gunshots fired by the bandits woke the residents who scampered to different directions in which some sustained injuries, while one had a gunshot wound.
The victim was said to have been rushed to Lapai General Hospital for medical attention.
Armed bandits had earlier stormed Gulu area of Lapai LG on Monday, killing two persons and abducted 13 persons and shot one in the process.
A source from Maijaki village revealed that following the attack on Gulu area on Monday and on Maijaki village in the LG, there is anxiety and apprehension among residents of communities.
The source called for an urgent security presence in the area to restore calm and stability among the people.
Sources claimed that the bandits are at the moment occupying the Kpashimi Forest and from there they unleash attacks on communities in recent times in the area.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), Wasiu Abiodun(DSP) could not be reached for confirmation of the incident.