Residents in Niger community flee as bandits gangrape pregnant woman to death
Residents of some villages in Shiroro local government area of Niger State have fled their residents just as a pregnant woman was gang raped to death by bandits for their failure to meet up deadline for the payment of a N2 million levy imposed on the villages.
The woman’s three children were matched into the bush along with several other villagers abducted by the bandits.
The incident occurred in Dnakundna village in Shiroro local government area of Niger state on Thursday.
According to Vanguard, the deadline given to members of the communities who are predominantly farmers to raise the sum of N2m before they could commence harvesting their farm produce expired on Thursday.
All steps taken by the villagers to raise the amount failed and therefore resorted to fleeing their ancestral homes to avoid being attacked by the bandits.
Unknown to the villagers, some informants within the villages had informed the bandits that the villagers were planning to flee the area and decided to lay ambush for them.
The deceased pregnant woman and mother of three was not however lucky as she and her three children ran into the ambush and were led into the bush with her children, gang raped by seven of the bandits and abandoned.
After a frantic search by the villagers, her body was found in the bush with bruises on her private part and other parts of her body, she was rushed to the hospital where she eventually gave up the ghost on Friday night.
According to villagers, after a successful farming period, bandits move from village to village to levy farmers huge sums of money as a condition to allow them access to their farms to harvest their farm produce.