Some terrorists have attacked Gwada town killing four persons and kidnapping scores of others in Shiroro local government area of Niger state, North Central , Nigeria
One of the residents who spoke with Newsmen , Shehu Dabo said the terrorists stormed the town while Muslims were breaking their fast and shooting sporadically.
According to him,“They came in numbers when we were breaking Ramadan fast. They were shooting in all angles and in the process killed four persons. They also abducted many other people, including a driver from Erena village,”
Also in a statement, the spokesperson of the Coalition of Shiroro Associations, Salisu Mohammed Sabo a legal practitioner confirmed the incident.
He noted that with this attack, it means that only Kuta has not been attacked in Shiroro noting that Gwada is very tensed and people are considering moving to Kuta as an alternative.
Vice Chairman of the Council, Isyaku Bawa,also confirmed the incident saying that security agents have been mobilised to the scene.
Niger Police spokesman, Wasiu Abiodun a DSP, who confirmed the incident said details of the incident are still sketchy.
He pointed out that information was received that armed bandits attacked Kadna village via Gwada, Shiroro local government area.
The Police Spokesman said the Police tactical team and other security agencies with vigilante were mobilized to the area and the hoodlums were repelled.