Boko Haram In Full Control Of Five Communities In Our State — Niger Govt Raises Alarm

November 16, 2021
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The Niger State Government has raised the alarm over Boko Haram terrorists’ activities in at least five communities in the state’s Rafi and Shiroto Local Government Areas.

The affected communities are currently under the grip of the insurgents, according to the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, who stated this to NAN on Monday.

Kurebe, Farina Kuka, Gussau in Shiroro LGA and Madaka, Hanawanka in Rafi LGAs of the state are among the communities he mentioned.

Many members of the town have been compelled to migrate to safer areas within and beyond the state as a result of the terrorists’ actions, he stated.

Terrorists, he claims, are presently operating freely in the impacted areas, holding sophisticated and dangerous weaponry.

He also revealed that the state administration has already contacted security agencies to take appropriate emergency security measures to safeguard citizens’ safety.

He said, ”We have spent over N2 billion on the security agencies in the ongoing fight against banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the last two years.

“We will continue to accord priority attention to the welfare of security personnel deployed to enable them wipe out all those involved in the illegal acts for peace, progress and political stability.

“We equally appeal to residents to volunteer reliable information on movement of bad characters to the nearest security outfits for security action.

”We have also reached out to traditional and religious leaders as well as stakeholders to mobilize residents to support the effort of the government in the ongoing fight against criminal elements”.

Matane, also assured that the state government will not rest on its efforts to bring to a halt security challenges confronting the state presently.

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