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‘Bandits tied my hands, made me watch my 6 children, 4 others killed’



Suspected bandits who attacked two communities (Nakuna and Wurukuchi) in Shiroro Local Government Area in Niger state killed numerous numbers of people.

One of the victims of the attack, Mallam Yahaya Mota Nakuna, who spoke to The Nation, narrated how his 6 children and four other persons were killed.

According to the 75-year-old, the gunmen invaded their community at a time they were harvesting farm produce.

He said; “We did not know their exact mission because when they asked us where the vigilantes that operated in the area stayed, we answered them honestly.

“If we knew what they were on the farm for, we would have taken to our heels when they arrived.“At least that was what we had been doing to keep safe these past years.”

“After asking us where the vigilantes were, they asked all my children to come out of the farm and marched them into the village.

“They tied their hands to the back. They beheaded one of them and shot the remaining nine in the head one after the other. After killing them, they freed my hands and asked me to go.”

He said that after the gunmen had gone, he looked for a relative in a nearby community to assist him in burying his slain children.

“Only the two of us dug the graves for my children. We spent over five hours digging the graves to bury them because we were just two.“

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