kidnappers abduct 4, kill 1 in Niger

Kidnapped

Kidnapping

The Niger Police Command on Monday announced the kidnapping of two persons each from Zazzaga and Masuku villages.

The acting Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Peter Sunday, disclosed this in a statement in Minna.

He said that the act occurred in Munya and Shiroro Local Government Areas of the state.

Sunday said the abductors also shot dead one Sale Danjuma who tried to prevent the gunmen from kidnapping the two victims in Zazzaga village.

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The spokesperson also said that kidnappers abducted two girls, Shekto Ali and Mai’aba Shehu, in Masuku village.

Sunday said that the command has deployed law enforcement agents to the areas to fish out the victims and arrest the perpetrators.

‘‘We have deployed plain-clothes operatives and uniformed policemen to work round the clock to enable us rescue those in the custody of the abductors as well as arrest the hoodlums and bring them to justice.’’

He appealed to residents of the state to assist the command with necessary information that would lead to the arrest of undesirable elements.