Niger abduction: Bandits beat us, begged for forgiveness – Victims

The passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority kidnapped by bandits just lately have recounted their ordeal.

52 people had been kidnapped in Kundu village of Rijau Native Authorities Space on February 14, whereas returning to Minna.

A few of them instructed the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Monday that they had been overwhelmed, starved and made to trek.

Mohammed Ndagi, a civil servant with the State Science and Technical Board, mentioned their car was shot at and stopped by the bandits at about 2:30 p.m.

He narrated how their captors ordered them out and led them into the bush the place they trekked day and evening.

“The bandits solely carried ladies and kids on their bike to a selected vacation spot. After we trekked to the place the ladies had been saved, it was already evening.

“They cooked spaghetti and poured on our fingers to eat. We had been cooking for ourselves, they beat us each day. We saved seeing extra of the bandits as we moved,” Ndagi mentioned.

Ndagi disclosed {that a} explicit bandit saved beating them with sticks and threatened them to provide cash or threat being killed.

One other sufferer, Hamza Mohammed recalled that ten individuals got one bottle of soiled water utilized in feeding cattle.

“The primary day, we rested on a mountain and anybody who makes an attempt to sleep shall be flogged.”

He revealed that on the day of launch, the bandits requested for forgiveness and requested prayers for them to vary their methods.

In his recount, Hajiya Jummai Isah mentioned they didn’t bathe or brush tooth for one week, and relied on little meals.

She disclosed that the bandits used their bikes to convey ladies and kids.

“They gave us little meals to prepare dinner and eat. They beat the lads and spare ladies and kids; they solely began beating ladies three days earlier than we had been launched.

“They began beating us and capturing on the air as a result of they mentioned our individuals refused to offer them cash,” Isah mentioned.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello appealed to victims to be calm and go about their regular companies.

Bello, represented by his Chief of Workers, accredited stipends for transport again to their households.

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