Residents flee as bandits storm the Emir of Kagara’s palace in Niger.
Gunmen allegedly stormed the palace of the Emir of Rafi Local Government Area in Niger State on Tuesday NewsReport gathered.
Around 6 p.m., gunmen stormed the palace, according to reports.
On hearing the sporadic gunshots, many traders in the Kagara market abandoned their wares and fled for safety, according to the DAILY POST.
Residents have fled to the bush for safety, according to a source, to avoid being kidnapped or killed by armed gunmen.
“This evening, armed men arrived on twenty motorcycles via the Madaka road, where the Kagara boys were kidnapped a few months ago. The Emir’s Palace and the Kagara market were attacked. People were frantically running for their lives. We cried out to the security agencies, and they responded by arriving to assist us. Many people have fled their homes and sought refuge in the woods.
“The situation has deteriorated as a result of the clogged network. “We have no idea what is going on,” the source said.
Our correspondent also learned that the Emir of Kagara, Alh Ahmed Garba Gunna Attahiru II, was not in the palace during the attack because he had been away from the town for some time.
Attempts to contact the Chairman of Rafi LGA, Alh Ismaila Danmodibo, for a response were unsuccessful because he could not be reached.
Wasiu Abiodun, the state Police Public Relations Officer, promised to get back to our reporter on the matter when contacted.