Niger State Government has again raised the alarm that Boko Haram terrorists have taken over at least five communities in Rafi and Shiroto Local Government Areas of the State.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane who made this known while speaking with NAN on Monday, saying the affected communities are currently under the control of the insurgents.
He named the communities to include – Kurebe, Farina Kuka, Gussau in Shiroro LGA and Madaka, Hanawanka in Rafi LGAs of the state.
According to him, the terrorists are currently moving freely in the affected communities wielding sophisticated and menacing weapons.
He said, ”We have spent over N2 billion on the security agencies in the ongoing fight against banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the last two years.
“We will continue to accord priority attention to the welfare of security personnel deployed to enable them wipe out all those involved in the illegal acts for peace, progress and political stability.
“We equally appeal to residents to volunteer reliable information on movement of bad characters to the nearest security outfits for security action.
”We have also reached out to traditional and religious leaders as well as stakeholders to mobilize residents to support the effort of the government in the ongoing fight against criminal elements”.