Three fleeing pregnant women from gunmen attack deliver babies in the forest
Three pregnant women have reportedly delivered babies in the forest while they were running away from terrorists who attacked their communities in Magama Local Government Area of Niger State.
It was gathered that, the attack, which began on Friday, was still ongoing as at Sunday afternoon.
The communities attacked include: Mabirni, Zoma, Bado, Yangalu, Buga Zabbi and Ataba.
The terrorists were said to be closing in on Ibeto town.
The number of persons killed and abducted is unknown.
Of of the three women who delivered babies while fleeing, one is said to be missing.
Fleeing villagers only found the newly born baby in the bush.
The Chairman of Magama local government, Safiyanu Garba Ibeto, while confirming the incident, said “The bandits entered Magama local government through Mabirni, Zoma, Bado, Yangalu. Presently, they are close to Ibeto, right now they are about 23 km to Ibeto,” he said.
An elderly woman, Malama Khadijat Abdullahi, explained two of her daughters, mothers of five and three, were among the abductees.
She said the bandits have contacted them for negotiation of N3m ransom.
Most of the affected villages have been deserted as at Sunday morning with the terrorists said to be rustling cows in some villages.
Residents of the affected communities have taken refuge in Kontagora.