JUST IN: Bandits abduct 15 people in Niger



By Aminu Garko/Minna

The Niger Police Command has confirmed the abduction of 15 people by some gunmen in Kulho village of Mashegu Local Government Area of the state .

Police spokesman in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, made the disclosure in a statement in Minna on Sunday.

Abiodun said on 14 January at about 1400 hours, suspected bandits attacked Kulho village, a remote community near Ibbi in Mashegu LGA.

He said the bandits abducted about fifteen people.

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Abiodun also explained that on the same day at about 1300 hours, suspected bandits and terrorists entered Mashegu village through Jigawa area of Mashegu and rustled a yet to be ascertained number of cows.

They also burgled a provision shop at Kawo village.

However, a team of Police/vigilante has been drafted to the area for search and rescue of the abducted victims.

” We solicited the support of local residents to volunteer reliable information that could aid in apprehending the miscreants once and for all”,The spokesman said.

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