Bandits have attacked Gurmana community in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
Gurmana a rural community East of Minna, the state Capital came under attack at about 12 noon, today, Saturday.
According to a source who spoke to Nigerwatch Newspaper and simply identified as Joy, said “we went to the usual Gurmana Saturday Market, while there, people began to scamper in all directions, I also ran and heed in a House at about 12 noon, several Men on various motorcycles came in groups exchanged fire with vigilantes but the gun used by the bandits was more powerful and several vigilantes were hit by the bandits.”
Joy also added that a Helicopter landed and dropped an unknown item for the bandits and immediately flew away, while an army detachment that came said if they engage them, they would be overwhelmed by the large number of bandits and their sophisticated weapons
Victims of the attack are currently being treated in a private Hospital in Kuta because all Government Healthcare facilities are under lock and key due to an ongoing strike action across tell state.
Effort to speak with the police force, public relations officer, DaInna Abubakar was not successful as calls to his known phone number was not answered and not returned as at the time of going to press.