Armed bandits have allegedly kidnapped 49 individuals in Rafi and Wushishi Native Governments Areas of Niger State.
DAILY POST gathered that the bandits rode on bikes and parked distant from the village, whereas they walked to the village and unleashed assault whereas they have been quick asleep.
It was gathered a few of the bandits have been left behind to look at over the bikes whereas others trekked into the village to hold out the dastardly act.
Eyewitnesses mentioned upon arrival, the bandits moved from home to deal with, woke their victims up, stole their property and walked them out to the place they parked their bikes.
Efforts to contact the Chairman of Rafi Native Authorities, Alhaji Ismaila Modibo Kagara for response on the matter have been abortive.
In the same growth, bandits kidnapped 19 natives of Kutunku in Jangaru Village in Wushishi Native Authorities Space of the state.
The gunmen stormed the realm within the early hours of Monday, capturing sporadically to scare away the individuals.
Victims kidnapped have been made up of 11 male and eight feminine.
One of many residents of the realm advised DAILY POST that the gunmen beat up lots of people throughout the assault.
The resident additionally said that among the many eight girls kidnapped, two of them have been alleged to be married off this weekend.
It was additional learnt that the bandits haven’t contacted the households of the abductees.
A senior native authorities official within the space who wouldn’t need his title talked about, confirmed the event.
He mentioned, “We heard concerning the invasion of the village by bandits and kidnapped some individuals. A report has been despatched to the Divisional Police Officer in Zungeru, however we’re but to listen to from him. It’s fairly unlucky.”
In the meantime, the Public Relations Officer, PRO, of the state police command, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, couldn’t be reached for remark on the time of submitting this report.