Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago of Niger State on Sunday commiserated with the people of Kagara Emirate over the banditry attack at Garin Gabas community in Kagara, Rafi LGA of the state.
Security operatives stationed at the Garin Gabas Primary School were reported to have engaged the bandits while passing through one of their major routes in the area with cattle suspected to have been rustled.
Three people were abducted from the community while two of the security personnel sustained injuries in the process and were receiving treatment at a government health facility.
Governor Umaru Bago in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim described the attack as unfortunate.
While commiserating with the families of the victims, the governor appealed to the people to show more understanding with his administration as he is not leaving anything to chance as regards securing of lives and property of the citizens of the state.
He also called on the people to be security cautious and provide intelligence to relevant authorities for proactive steps in addressing the situation.
“Governor Umaru Bago applauded the bravery of the security personnel who engaged the bandits and assured them of continuous support as his administration has prioritized the safety and well-being of the citizens of the state.
“He prayed for the quick recovery of the two injured security operatives and safe return of those kidnapped.” the Governor’s spokesman said.