13 killed and police station burnt as bandits attack communities in Niger state

Thirteen persons including a police officer have been killed after armed bandits attacked Beri town in Bobi district of Niger state.

According to a statement released by the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, the attack left several people injured. The agency added that the bandits also attacked Unguwan Malam Bako in Kotonkoro district and abducted unconfirmed number of people.

The state governor, Abubakar Bello, in a statement released on Sunday, May 30, described the state of insecurity as a “war situation.”

“The situation has reached crisis level, in fact it’s a war situation that we have to confront without further delay” he said