Bandits storm Augie LGA, Kebbi State

Bandits storm Augie LGA, Kebbi State
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The invasion led to the death of 3 people and abduction of over 10 people.

Banditry is a heinous crime that stands as a security threat to democratic governance and peaceful co-existence in Nigeria. Bandits’ activities are mostly prevalent in the North West region of Nigeria, where they engage in kidnapping, rape, killing, arson, cattle rustling, looting, and shooting. They carry out their crimes mostly in Zamfara, Kebbi, Kaduna, Niger, Sokoto, and Katsina states. Its prevalence is as a result of under-governed spaces, a weak security apparatus, the proliferation of small arms and light weapons and socioeconomic conditions such as poverty, illegal mining activities, unemployment, etc.

In Kebbi State, residents of about eight villages in Augie Local Government Area of Kebbi have deserted the area, due to persistent attacks by bandits and especially the attack at Zagi on August 17, 2022. The eight Augie villages whose residents fled, out of fear, are Zagi, Tungar, Rafi, Tungar Tudu, Keke, Kwaido, Sabongarin Kwaido, Tungar Chichira and Tattazai. The attack was reported to have led to the death of three people, abductions of more than ten people and so many people injured.

Security agencies have blocked bandits’ access into the state.

Malam Muhammadu Lawali-Sule, the Village Head of the attacked area, Zagi, Kebbi State, disclosed that the attack by the bandits occurred during the night. In his words, the villagers jointly tried to form a resistance against the attackers, the bandits, but were easily overpowered by the force of the bandits. He further added that those who were injured during the period of the bandit attack are currently in the hospital, and responding well to treatment.

The Commissioner of Police for Kebbi State, Alhaji Ahmed Magaji-Kontagora, assured that there has been an issuance of mobilization of more security personnel to the area invaded by the bandits in order to contribute to the security of the area from more attacks. Speaking on the increased security in the area, he affirmed that there is a blockage of bandits by troops, which serves as an impediment for them to gain access into any part of the state.

CP advised the general public to be security conscious.

Having highlighted all security measures which the state has put in place to ensure the safety of citizens in Kebbi State, the commissioner urged residents who had fled from their houses to return to their individual villages and move on with their day-to-day activities and normal businesses, assuring them of maximum protection of their lives and properties. He also advised the general public to be vigilant and security conscious, ensuring to be supportive to security agencies with credible intelligence, needed to tackle insecurity.

The Chairman of Augie Local Government Area, Alhaji Lawal Muhammad, attested to the mobilization of more security around the villages and its environs. There has also been an establishment of an internally displaced person camp in the area. In addition, with the additional security personnel in the Local Government Area, there would likely be no recurrence of the bandit invasion, as security agencies had blocked all access of bandits into the state to ensure any further attack is being averted.

The government will protect lives and property in the state from banditry.

Following the deployment of security personnel, by security agencies, in the affected area, normalcy is in the process of being restored back to the area. As a result, the LGA Chairman reaches out to residents of his community who fled the area, appealing to them to be patient and calm enough to return to their various houses. Security agencies and likewise the government, aware of the situation of the state, will try their best possible to ensure the protection of every life and property.


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Ask Nigeria
1 month ago

Bandits storm Augie LGA, Kebbi StateThe invasion led to the death of 3 people and abduction of over 10 people.Express your point of view.

SarahDiv
Member
1 month ago

I have lost confidence in this our Nigerian government to fight the bandits. Our government have been infiltrated by this very bandits. Government are not doing enough to protect lives and properties again this notorious terrorist. God will deliver us.

Adeolastan
Member
1 month ago

The insecurity condition in Nigeria keeps increasing at a very alarming rate and not much is been done by the government to eradicate or curb it.

Tonerol10
Member
1 month ago

My people talk say when abortion is been committed first time without correction it becomes tradition. Always killings and kidnapping has become tradition in Nigeria especially in NORTH. This present Government has failed us in this

Taiwoo
Member
1 month ago

The issue of banditry and unknown gunmen needs to be dealt with as quickly as possible since a large number of people are losing their lives and continually seeing the destruction of their homes at the hands of these criminals. It is the responsibility of our government to keep us safe.

Hassan Isa
Member
1 month ago

People living in the north needs to be more vigilant than ever in these trying times because these bandits are heartless and they should be stopped.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
1 month ago

Insecurity….Not again!!!
Sincerely, I’m tired of listening to insecurity news update almost every time. We are in God’s hand o…. I don’t think the government has a way out for now.

Remi1
Member
1 month ago

The next president of Nigeria’s had to seriously focus on insecurity because it has eaten deep into the roots of the country which is very bad.

Chibuzor
Member
1 month ago

This problem of insecurity is rapidly becoming out of control; only God can save us at this point, something needs to be done about it as soon as possible

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 month ago

In order to ensure that any additional attacks are thwarted, the state’s security authorities should prevent bandits from entering the state under all circumstances.

Christiana
Member
1 month ago

Now I can see the major reason why everyone is trying to save this country, the government are being nonchalant about the security situation of this country. And this is totally sad

Adesanyaj72
Member
1 month ago

The federal government should deploy more security agents to these areas that are prone to attacks, this will help them a lot

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 month ago

The northern states are most vulnerable to the bandits attack because the security there is less, that is something that should be worked on over there.

Tolaniiii
Member
1 month ago

When will this country become safe for us??? the military personnel need to sit up and start taking their duties serious.

Bola12
Member
1 month ago

This country is completely insecure, we get to hear news of people being kidnapped and attacked every now and then and absolutely nothing as been done to solve this problem. This is totally sad.

Ultra0711
Member
1 month ago

The Issue of banditry and unknown gunmen needs to be treat with urgency as lot of people are loosing there life and keep seeing there house ravaged by this perpetrators. Our government needs to protect us.

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

In these states that have been impacted, the government should make every effort to protect people’s lives and their property to the best of their abilities.

Abusi
Member
1 month ago

I’m actually tired of listening to this insecurity news update. It is exhausting and overly so underwhelming. When are we really going to find a solution to this menace. It is just unfortunate honestly.

DimOla
Member
1 month ago

Our government is still playing with banditry, governors are celebrating them. Banditry is being sponsored by someone government officials. Government need to wake up to their duties before it is too late.

SarahDiv
Member
1 month ago

All these incessant killing is too much. We can’t continue like this as a nation.The government should first flush out the informants amongst them before they can successful defeat all these terrorist.

theApr
Member
1 month ago

For how long does this have to continue? These attacks are too reoccurring to be overlooked. No attack should even be ignored.It’s no news the government don’t care. Condolences to those who lost their lives.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 month ago

This bandit attack is still continue now they have attack LGA in kebbi state people been kidnapped and killed and some are injured security in our country need to be stabilized and work out well

jdpumping
Member
1 month ago

Bandits invading kebbi state killing people as kidnapping over 10 people wile others are injured is such a painful thing making these people run from their homes and turning into displaced people without homes of their own,the security in these country is so porous I don’t think the government has a way out for now.