Residents Flee As Bandits Attack Emir of Kagara’s Palace in Niger

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  • A source said residents of the area have fled to the bush for safety to avoid either being kidnapped or killed by the armed gunmen

Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Tuesday allegedly invaded the palace of Emir of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

The gunmen, it was gathered, stormed the palace around 6pm.

It was gathered that the gunmen arrived on about 20 motorcycles, carrying three persons each, and shooting sporadically to scare residents of the area.

It was also learnt that a lot of traders in the Kagara market abandoned thier goods and scampered for safety on hearing the sporadic gunshots.

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A source said residents of the area have fled to the bush for safety to avoid either being kidnapped or killed by the armed gunmen.

“The armed men arrived on twenty motorcycles through the Madaka road from where the Kagara boys were kidnapped some months back, this evening. They attacked the Emir’s Palace and the Kagara market. People were running helter skelter for safety. We cried to the security agencies and they arrived to help us. Many have left their homes and taken refuge in the bush.

“The situation is bad now because of the network that has been jammed. We don’t know what is happening,” the source stated

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