JUST IN: Bandits Attack Niger’s Border Town near Abuja, Abduct 12 Villagers

JUST IN: Bandits Attack Niger’s Border Town near Abuja, Abduct 12 Villagers

- The Suleja LGA of Niger state was attacked on Wednesday, May 19

- 12 persons were kidnapped in the operation carried out at night

- The attackers also killed a man, whose identity is yet to be disclosed

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Armed bandits have succeeded in abducting not less than 12 residents of the Kwankwashe community in the Suleja Local Government Area of Niger state during an attack.

According to The Cable, the attackers in the night of Wednesday, May 19, stormed the village which is not far from Abuja killed at least one person.

The assailants were said to have raided the village for more than an hour before police officers intervened.

JUST IN: Bandits Attack Niger’s Border Town near Abuja, Abduct 12 Villagers
The attacked village is in a border town near Abuja (Photo: @Jakepor21)
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Meanwhile, armed bandits staged an attack in Kontagora town in Niger state killing Alhaji Bashar Saidu Namaska, the eldest son of the Emir of Kontagora.

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The attack occurred on Wednesday, May 19, on the Emir’s farm along Zuru road. The emir's late son was said to be on the farm when the bandits attack and shot Namaska along with some other people working for him.

A government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the incident. The official revealed that Alhaji Bashar, who is the Sardauna of Kontagora was rushed to the hospital after he was shot.

The deceased had been holding down the forth for his father, Sarkin Sudan, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, who was sick. It was gathered that an unspecified number of cows were also rustled by the bandits in the town.

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The bandits also flagged down both commercial and private vehicles plying the road and took the phones, money, and other valuables from people on board. Those without cash and valuables were beaten and taken to an unknown place.

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In another report, seven people were killed by bandits in an attack on Yangalu, Magama local government area of the state.

The attackers in large numbers on motorcycles invaded the community and shot sporadically to scare people away.

Source: Legit.ng

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