One killed, 68 abducted in Niger community


One person was killed and 68 others were abducted by armed bandits in Zazzaga community in Munya local government area of Niger State.

The Nation learnt that the attack, which occurred on Tuesday night, took the community unawares.

This attack was coming barely 48 hours after four businessmen were abducted by bandits in Tegina town in Rafi local government area.

According to a source in Sarkin Pawa who spoke on phone to our Reporter, the bandits went from house to house to shoot people adding that four people are currently suffering from gunshot wounds.

The source stated that a lot of people got injured while trying to escape from being abducted by the bandits.

He said that 68 people were abducted and no contact has been made by the bandits to the family regarding their release.

A community leader, Isah Munya, who spoke to The Nation lamented they no longer feel safe.

He said: “We want to know what the Federal government is doing about this. It is getting out of hand, every day, we have attacks.

“Is the Federal Government ready to declare these people terrorists because they are terrorising our communities and killing our people? Something needs to be done about it.”

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