10 burnt to death in Niger state as plane collides with helicopter

Ten persons killed, ten women abducted as bandits destroy Sarkin Pawa community

No fewer than ten persons were said to have been set ablaze and many others were slaughtered while ten women were abducted by bandits in Kachiwe village Sarkin Pawa ward, Munya local government area of Niger State.

The bandits, DAILY POST gathered destroyed the village during the attack on the community.

Our Correspondent also gathered that the bandits succeeded in their nefarious activities due to the jamming of mobile networks in communities affected by banditry.

Confirming the development, the Secretary of Munya local government area, James Isaac Jagaba on behalf of the council chairman revealed that the incident happened on Thursday morning at about 2am.

“The bandits invaded the community on motorcycles and cars. The next day when I visited the community, there were car tracks after the Council was notified of the attack,” he explained.

He said the bandits set all the houses in the community on fire, burnt 10 people alive, kidnapped about 10 women and slaughtered several others, adding that the whole of Kachiwe village has been annihilated with no survival.

Jagaba revealed, “the whole community was wiped out by the bandits, nobody survived. We got to know about how they carried out the activities from the women who escaped and are still in shock”

The three people who survived are currently in shock and suffering from trauma. They need to be helped medically and otherwise because all they have been burnt down by the bandits”.

He also said the bandits moved to Shapè village under the Sarki Pawa ward and killed nine people while other members took to their heels, while seven persons were slaughtered in the Gogope ward.

The council secretary lamented, “All efforts to reach the security personnel proved abortive. We were told that for some days mobile network in Munya local government was seized. The people could not reach out to the security neither could they reach out to the council. And we at the Council got the message very late and efforts to get the security was not possible”.

He then pleaded with the state government to tackle the issue of mobile network seizure in Munya local government area to help curtail future attacks on the area.

source: Daily Post

Two people dead following a mid-air collision between plane and helicopter

Crews are on scene of a mid-air collision between a plane and a helicopter in Chandler that left two people dead. The incident occurred sometime around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning when a fixed-wing airplane collided with a helicopter, according to the Chandler Fire Department.

Officials say the plane landed safely in the middle of the runway, but the helicopter crashed and caught fire. A total of two people on board the helicopter have died following the crash, according to officials. Chandler Airport is closed for takeoffs and landings and is expected to remain closed into the afternoon.

source: ABC 15