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Bandits abduct 15 villagers in Niger; police beg for search tips

Police spokesman in the state, Wasiu Abiodun, in a statement in Minna on Sunday, said the victims were abducted at about 02:00 a.m. on Friday.

• January 16, 2022
Jigawa CP, Aliyu Sale and Bandits
Jigawa CP, Aliyu Sale and Bandits

Fifteen persons have been abducted by suspected bandits in Kulho village of Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State, police authority said.

Police spokesman in the state, Wasiu Abiodun, in a statement in Minna on Sunday, said the victims were abducted at about 02:00 a.m. on Friday.

Mr Abiodun said that the bandits attacked Kulho village, a remote community via Ibbi in Mashegu and abducted the victims.

He explained that on the same day at about 01:00 a.m, bandits entered Mashegu village through Jigawa and stole a yet to be ascertained number of cattle.

Mr Abiodun said that a team of police had been drafted to the area for search and rescue of the abducted victims.

“We solicited the support of local residents to volunteer reliable information that could aid in apprehending the miscreants,” he said.

(NAN)

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