- An Igbo businessman has been abducted in the Bosso local government area of Minna, Niger, by some gunmen
- The gunmen came to the community and caused a serious scare with gunshots after which they kidnapped the man
- The tragic and fearful development has been confirmed by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Niger state branch
Maikunkele community in the Bosso local government area of Minna, Niger was raided on Saturday, November 20, by a gang of gunmen who kidnapped an Igbo businessman.
Tribune reports that the attackers gained access into the community through some nearby forests and tried to subdue any form of resistance with gunshots before heading for the victim.
It was gathered that the abduction of the southeast businessman came about one year after an Igbo man died in a similar attack.
While the criminals went about shooting sporadically, residents scampered for safety as many ran into bushes and others took cover in a market.
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The has been confirmed by the president of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Niger State branch, Chief Emmanuel Ezeugo.
Gunmen dressed in military uniform ambush soldiers in Niger, kill 2, injure others
Two soldiers were killed and several others injured when they were ambushed by some armed men in a recent attack in Niger.
The attack occurred during a rescue mission of 28 members of Madaka community in the state, who were earlier abducted.
It was gathered that about 13 soldiers who sustained injuries were being treated at government facilities in Minna, the state capital. Others whose injuries were more severe have been reportedly taken to Kaduna for serious medical attention.
The state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, who confirmed the death of the two soldiers in the recent Kagara attack in Rafi local government area of the state, said those who sustained injuries were responding to treatment and will be out of the hospital soon.
He paid a visit to the injured soldiers receiving treatment at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Specialist Hospital, Minna.
One of the injured soldiers, Major D. Omale, during the visit, told Governor Bello that the bandits numbered about 200, riding on motorcycles.