Bandits storm Niger village, kidnap foreign national

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CP Usman Adamu, Niger State Commissioner of Police.

The Police Command in Niger has confirmed the abduction of a foreign national and a Nigerian by suspected bandits between Yankila and Regina village of Rafi Local Government Area of the state.

Mr. Adamu Usman, Commissioner of Police, confirmed the incident in Minna on Tuesday.

Usman said on Aug. 17 at about 11.05 hours information was received that armed bandits attacked and kidnapped two staff of Transparent Construction company.

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He said that the victims were on handling the rehabilation of the bad portion of the federal road in the area.

“They have not informed the command of their operations in the state. We only knew their presence in the state due to this incident.

“We have already deployed a team of armed security personnel to rescue the victims,” Usman said.