At least, twenty people, including women and children, reportedly got drowned in Guni-Zumba river while fleeing from terror bandits attack.
According to Dailytrust, the victims escaped when bandits attacked Guni and Kurgbaku communities of Munya Local Government Area of Niger state.
The incident occurred on Wednesday morning when bandits in a commando style, stormed the two communities, forcing the locals to flee.
Sources said the victims were crossing the river to Zumba and Gwada IDP camps through the boat.
Shehu Abubakar, a resident, told our that the boat was loaded beyond capacity, forcing it to capsize in the middle of water.
“Bandits invaded our communities this morning, and in an attempt to flee, some people drowned in Guni-Zumba river. Due to overloading, the boat capsized in the middle of the water. For now, we don’t know the number casualties because we have not been able to rescue anybody but I can tell you that over 20 people, including women and children, were involved.”
Michael Madaki, another resident, said, “Bandits attacked Guni community in Munya LGA of Niger State, the villagers trying to escape but their boat capsized.”