Gunmen, suspected to be bandits have set ablaze ten people and kidnapped seven women in Sarkin Pawa ward of the Munya local government area of Niger State.
James Jagaba, the secretary of the Munya local government said the gunmen murdered nine people in Shape village and another seven in the Gogope ward.
The secretary also revealed that the residents of the area were unable to reach out to any security agent for help due to the lack of mobile network in their area and this inadvertently led to a smooth operation for the assailants.
He said: “The bandits set all the houses ablaze, burnt 10 people alive, abducted seven women and slaughtered the others. On their way after carrying out their heinous act, they met two people whose vehicle broke down, they stopped and killed those two people; then burnt down their vehicle. In the process, three of the abducted women escaped and the bandits went with the other seven women.
“The whole community was wiped out by the bandits, nobody survived. We got to know about how they carried out the activities from the women who escaped and are still in shock.
“We were told that all efforts to reach the security personnel proved abortive because, for some days, there has not been mobile network service in Munya local government. The people could not reach out to the security agencies neither could they reach out to the council. At the council, we got the message very late and efforts to get the security was not possible.”
Source: Naija News