November 29, 2021


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Bandits having a field day in my constituency, Kebbi Rep cries out

The member representing Yauri/Shanga/Ngaski federal constituency of Kebbi state, Yusuf Tanko Sununu has disclosed that, bandits are continuously having a field day, killing, maiming and kidnapping people in his constituency.

He disclosed this while briefing journalists on the attack and abduction of students and teachers from Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri Thursday morning.

He said the pervading insecurity in his constituency and Kebbi State was worrisome.

“Not long ago we lost over 154 people from my constituency when they traveling in a boat that capsized, and we can only account for 98 corpses with 22 survivor,” said Sununu.

“A week ago we had another calamity when bandits mentioned by eye witnesses numbering about 250 to 300, each with AK-47 rifles and using very strong motorcycles, came into my constituency.

“They had a field day and operated for more than eight hours. Going house to house, room to room, collecting money, handsets, motorcycles and cattle.

“That led to a massive influx of internally displaced persons as the headquarters of the emirate in the town of Yauri,” he said.

The lawmaker said, they were able to convince people and have started going back to their respective areas.

He however disclosed that, the bandits had left a message after the attack saying that they would be coming back.

“Taking it serious, some people refused to go back and in the early hours of today, they repeated what they had done earlier and they came into the constituency, somehow around 10.30 am or thereabout.

“They were able to have access after strong fights with some security guards, police that are guarding the federal government college, Birnin Yauri and they made in road into the school.

“They succeeded in kidnapping some teachers and an unaccounted number of students. Some of the students and security men are currently receiving care at the general Hospital Yauri following gun injuries,” he said.