Nigeria: Bandits Having Field Day in My Constituency, Kebbi Rep Cries Out

Member representing Yauri/Shanga/Ngaski Federal Constituency of Kebbi State, Yusuf Tanko Sununu, says bandits are continuously having a field day, killing, maiming and kidnapping people in his constituency.

e was briefing journalists in Abuja 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 becoming 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.

"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.

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