The senator representing Niger East, Senator Sani Musa, has called on the Federal Government to stop the killing of his people by suspected bandits.
Musa made the appeal in a statement he personally signed and made available to the media in Abuja on Saturday.
He said that the attacks commenced on Friday night and lasted until Saturday afternoon.
The senator identified the affected communities as Kudodo, Galapai, Dnakpala, Makera, and Dnalagwa, all in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger state.
According to him, the bandits killed scores, raped and abducted people.
“In what seems to be coordinated attacks, adjoining villages like Amale, Tunga, and Adunu were not spared.
“The bandits left on their heels more deaths, destruction and abduction,” he said.
Musa added, “My people are under siege. Innocent families have been displaced, killed, raped, kidnapped.
“Community members are straddled in a state of despair.
“As the attacks continue, more villagers in my constituency are awaiting their fate as no sign of succour comes their way.
“It is confirmed that the bandits are attacking all through the night to this (Saturday) afternoon and most communities are in grave danger.
“For months now, most local government areas in Niger East have been under the menacing grip of bandits with no succour in sight.
“We are again calling on Mr. President and all the security chiefs to come to our aid without further delay as the people risk continued attacks from these ungodly killers.”