About two days ago, armed bandits terrorising Kagara Community in Niger state attacked the palace of the Emir in their numbers. The bandits who were reported to be about sixty in numbers reportedly attacked and sacked the market in the community before launching an attack on the Emir's palace. "Photo Credit; Peoples Gazette"
Fortunately for the Emir, he was away on an official assignment in Abuja when the bandits struck.
A brief history of armed Bandits' attack in Kagara.
For more than four years now, Kagara has been an epicenter of bandits' attack. A number of persons have been killed, many abducted while millions of naira have been paid as ransom for their release. "Photo credit; BBC"
In February, Kagara came into the spotlight after some students were abducted from the federal government college in the community although they were later released after spending three weeks in captivity.
This attack came barely a month after the same bandits attacked a bank, killing a policeman, a guard of the bank and made away with huge sum of money.
What Shehu Sani said about the attack."Photo Credit; Premium Times"
The former Nigerian Lawmaker representing Kaduna central Senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani expressed his displeasure over the recent attack.
Since the news of the the students abduction in February and their eventual release, over 500 soldiers were reportedly deployed to the area to maintain peace and tranquility.
Shehu Sani through a post on social media, alleged that despite the presence of the soldiers, the bandits operated freely for more than four hours without any strict resistance.
This reaction by senator Shehu Sani should serve as a wake up call to the security operatives in the region. if what he said is true, then they need to beef up their Security architecture and ensure nothing of this nature occurs again.
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