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Niger: We’re aware that bandits tax villagers – commissioner

Niger: We’re aware that bandits tax villagers – commissioner

Niger state govẹrnment has admitted that it is not unaware that villagers were being taxed or extorted by members of the ISWAP/Boko-Haram/armed bandits who established their presence in some local government areas in the state. Some criminal elements in Rumbun Giwa in Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger state recently wrote under the name, Kungiyan Manuma and ordered all the farmers to be paying some specific levies and taxes before accessing their farms to harvest the produce. The State Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development, Chieftaincy Affairs, and Internal Security, Mr. Emmanuel Umar, disclosed this while giving security updates as…
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Niger Republic killings: Terrorism spreading, Nigeria will help neighbours – Buhari

Niger Republic killings: Terrorism spreading, Nigeria will help neighbours – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the fresh massacre in the Niger Republic. Buhari on Friday raised the alarm that terrorism is spreading and surpassing imaginations. About 69 people in Niger were murdered by insurgents on the country’s common border with Mali and Burkina Fasso. Buhari assured that Nigeria would continue to support neighbours in the efforts to fight terrorism. In a statement by his Spokesman, Garba Shehu, he said the callous attack on innocent people, including a mayor, was a disturbing setback. The Nigerian leader regretted how terrorist activities have caused “massive destructions in our countries.” We (African leaders) must…
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