- Some gunmen have again stormed the Kagara community in Niger state
- 11 people were also kidnapped after four persons were shot dead
- The bandits had earlier on Saturday, February 27, released some students kidnapped in Kagara some days ago
A report by Daily Trust indicates that no fewer than four persons have been killed in fresh attacks at the Kagara community in Niger state.
Legit.ng gathered that Kagara has been in the news since February 17, when some gunmen abducted staff and students of a school in the town.
According to the report, the victims were released around the time that news broke on the fresh attacks in Kagara.
Sources from Kagara told the newspaper that 11 victims, including seven women, were kidnapped in different villages, adding that the armed bandits were said to have first struck at Gidan Adamu, near Yakila, headquarters of Gunna district.
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The report also noted that the district head of Yakila, who was kidnapped many weeks ago, has remained in captivity till date.
The source stated that the bandits attacked another village called Gidan Wamban Karaku and abducted seven women, two of whom are nursing mothers.
The bandits also rustled a large number of cows and headed to Madaka district, where they kidnapped the Imam of Rubo village.
As at the time of filing the report, according to the newspaper, the deceased victims were being buried.
A security source reportedly said that in Karako village, many cows were also rustled while one person was killed and many were abducted in Ngwa Adamu.
Kagara is one of the emirates in Niger state, which has recorded multiple attacks in the high wave of insecurity in the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the students and staff abducted from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger state were released on Saturday, February 27.
It was reported that a government official who spoke anonymously confirmed the release of students.
The official told the news station that the children were released from a location close to where some abducted travellers were released recently.
He said the students are on their way to Minna, the state capital, where they are expected to be received by Governor Abubakar Bello at the Government House in Minna.
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