Residents fear dead as Bandits Storm Emir of Kegara’s Palace

Bandits numbering about 60 yesterday attacked the Palace of the Emir of Kagara, Alhaji Ahmad Kagara, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

Bandits stormed the palace at about 5:30pm with about 20 motorcycles and shut sporadically as they made their way into the palace.

A source said the Emir was not in the palace when the bandits struck as he traveled to Abuja for an official engagement.

The terrorists also attacked the the Kagara market.

“People were running helter skelter for safety. We cried to the security agencies and they arrived to help us”, a resident of the town said.

“Many have left their homes and taken refuge in the bush.

Kagara has remained the epic enter of bandits attack in the last four years; a number of people have been killed, kidnapped and ransom worth millions of naira paid by relations of victims to get them released.

In February, 28 students of Government Science College, Kagara, their teachers and relations were abducted, but later released after about three weeks in captivity.

The abduction of the students came barely a month after bandits invaded a commercial bank in the town, killing a policeman, a bank security guard and made away with huge sums of money.

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