Aggrieved villagers from the eight wards in Shiroro government Area of Niger State have raised the alarm that armed bandits have appropriated their government , sacking over 100 communities within the process.
While adressing journalists on predicament of the people at the Correspondents Chapel office, Minna on Monday, President of Lakpma Youth Assembly said: “The bandits have now made Allawa Games Reserve as their hideout because the govt has ceded our lands to them.”
He said the Lakpma axis has suffered persistent banditry, which has culminated within the loss of over 120 lives, rape of girls , cattle rustling, destruction and capturing of over 100 communities.
According to Jibrin Allawa: “Without prejudice to the above, the govt appears incapacitated or unwilling to try to to the needful, as recent events suggest the govt has ceded Allawa, Bassa and indeed the whole Lakpma axis to bandits and terrorists.
“We shall mobilize our displaced and hopeless kinsmen to occupy and take shelter in government facilities within Minna if our plight isn’t addressed in earnest. Until our plight is addressed, we might boycott all civic responsibilities to the state.”