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Police explain why bandits’ attacks persist in Niger

The Niger State Police Commissioner, Adamu Usman, has attributed the continued bandit attacks in parts of the state to the difficulty of terrains and lack of communication.

He also disclosed that banditry, rape, cattle rustling and armed robbery are other challenges facing the Police in the state.

Adamu Usman, who spoke with journalists at the premises of the Niger State House of Assembly shortly after a closed-door session with legislators, said some of the terrains are hard to reach by his men during attacks.

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The Commissioner was invited by the Assembly to explain why the continued banditry attacks in the state especially in the Niger East Senatorial zone.

Disturbed by the incessant banditry attacks and rising tide of insecurity that pervades the state, it would be recalled that the House invited the Police Commissioner, the State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, Director, State Security Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) to come and explain why.

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