The Niger State Government has appealed to residents of Kagara town in Rafi Local Government Area of the State to remain calm as government is deploying resources at its disposal to ensure the protection of their lives and property.
The appeal came amid reports on Thursday that gunmen stormed the area, killing no fewer than 20 persons.
The bandits attack on the town resulted in panic amid social media video in which the residents of the area were seen running in different directions and calling for intervention from the state government and the Nigerian Army.
In a message of condolence, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello maintained that no responsible government will fold its arms and allow law abiding and innocent citizens to be mauled down.
The Governor acknowledged the enormity of the security challenges facing the state, but assured the people that the state in active collaboration with President Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies remain undaunted in its war against the lower societal elements making life miserable for the people.
Bello commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the attack and prayed for speedy recovery for the injured victims.
He solicited the cooperation of the people for their useful information to the security agencies, assuring them that their identity will be kept confidential.