Aggrieved villagers from the eight wards in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State have raised the alarm that armed bandits have taken over their local government, sacking over 100 communities in the process.
While adressing journalists on predicament of the people at the Correspondents Chapel office, Minna on Monday, President of Lakpma Youth Assembly said: “The bandits have now made Allawa Games Reserve as their hideout because the government has ceded our lands to them.”
He said the Lakpma axis has suffered chronic banditry, which has culminated inside the lack of over one hundred twenty lives, rape of girls, livestock rustling, destruction and capturing of over 100 groups.
According to Jibrin Allawa: “Without prejudice to the above, the government seems incapacitated or unwilling to do the considered necessary, as current events endorse the Government has ceded Allawa, Bassa and indeed the entire Lakpma axis to bandits and terrorists.
“We shall mobilize our displaced and hopeless kinsmen to occupy and take safe haven in authorities centers inside Minna if our plight is not addressed in earnest. Until our plight is addressed, we might boycott all civic responsibilities to the country.”