June 4, 2024

Bandits abduct 26 villagers, rustle several cows in fresh invasion of Niger communities

Residents flee as bandits kill 30 security volunteers in Niger

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By Wole Mosadomi, Minna

Again, bandits have abducted no fewer than twenty-six persons in Niger communities.

The incident occurred in Mashegu and Shiroro local government areas of the state on Sunday and Monday.

Our Correspondent reliably gathered that the bandits stormed a village called Adogo Malam during which six people were kidnapped.

Similarly, another set of bandits also invaded the Tunga Kawo community just about three kilometres away from Mashegu on Monday.

Twenty persons were confirmed to have been abducted during the invasion while several cows were rustled.
The bandits are yet to enter into negotiations with families of those abducted where their whereabouts are also yet unknown.

The Public Relations Officer,(PRO) of Niger State Emergency Management Agency,(NSEMA), Malam Hussain Ibrahim confirmed the incident to our Correspondent.

“The Agency receives reports of persistent banditry activities at Shiroro and Mashegu Local Government Areas. “This time, a village called Adogo Mallam in Mashegu local government area was attacked on Sunday and six persons were kidnapped, while on Monday, over twenty persons were also kidnapped in Tunga Kawo community in Erena, Shiroro Local government area of the state with hundreds of cows rustled,” the PRO declared.