Twenty individuals, together with girls and youngsters fleeing from bandits have drowned in Guni-Zumba river.The victims who loose when bandits attacked Guni and Kurgbaku communities of Munya local government area of Niger state in the early hours of Wednesday March thirty, were crossing the river to Zumba and Gwada idp camps through a boat at the time of the incident. A resident, Shehu Abubakar told Daily Trust that the boat was loaded on the far side capacity, forcing it to capsize within the middle of the water. Shehu also decried the lack of security presence in the area.
“Bandits invaded our communities this morning, and in an effort to escape, some individuals drowned in Guni-Zumba river. thanks to overloading, the boat capsized within the middle of the water. For now, we don’t recognize the amount casualties as a result of we’ve got not been able to rescue anybody however I will tell you that over twenty individuals, together with girls and youngsters, were involved.”
Another resident, Michael Madaki confirmed the incident. He said;
“Bandits attacked Guni community in Munya LGA of Niger State, the villagers trying to flee but their boat capsized.”
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