Armed bandits reportedly stormed a group in Mariga native authorities space of Niger State on Tuesday, killing a conventional ruler Alhaji Usman Abara, and 14 of his topics.
The normal ruler was stated to be the District Head of Mohuro within the space earlier than he was kidnapped by the closely armed bandits who invaded his palace.
A villager who pleaded anonymity advised journalists that the monarch was shot in close by bush near his Palace.
Accordding to the villager, “The armed males additionally killed about 14 and kidnapped others locally.”
It was learnt that the bandits earlier demanded N50 million ransom from the villagers to allow them harvest their farm produce which the monarch turned down unknown to him that there was an informant amongst his topics who reported again to the bandits.
“Some members of the group earlier approached the monarch, informing him that a few of the bandits had requested them to pay N50 million earlier than they are going to be allowed to reap their farm merchandise. The district head turned down it down saying that he won’t ever enable them to pay any cash to the bandits , insisting that he can by no means be a celebration to such extortion from the bandits,” the witness stated.
It was gathered that the bandits felt that the district head undermined their request as results of which they stormed his palace, abduct and killed him.
In his response to the killing of the district head, the Secretary to the Authorities of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, expressed shock on the dying of the monarch.
He stated safety has been drafted to the group to make sure the protection of the locals and the neighboring communities.
The Commissioner of Police in Niger State, Mr Monday Bala Kuryas, whereas confirming the report defined that males of the Anti Kidnapped squad and different tactical items of the command has been drafted to rescue the kidnapped victims