The Niger state Police Command says bandits attacked two persons, Haruna Tanko and Alhaji Audu Isa, both of Kukori Village in Shiroro Local Government Area and robbed them of a red Bajaj motorcycle and an unspecified amount of money.
Niger state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Adamu Usman, who disclosed this in an interview in Minna on Wednesday, said this is contrary to some reports that the whole village was ransacked by over 200 robbers.
He said only two persons were robbed and that a manhunt has been launched by the command to arrest the perpetrators.
Usman urged residents to always work hand-in-hand with security operatives to get rid of banditry and other crimes in the state.
“The command wishes to advise the people to always employ measures of synergy and cooperation with security agencies in dealing with the menace of cattle rustlers, kidnapping, banditry and all forms of criminals and criminality,’’ he said.
The police commissioner said that already, the command is reviewing the security architecture of the hinterlands to confront the crime prone areas once and for all. (NAN)