25th June, 2022
Terrorists branded as gunmen have kidnapped two residents of Doma village in the Lapai Local Government Area of the Niger State.
DSP Wasiu Abiodun, Public Relations Officer of Niger Police Command, confirmed the incident on Saturday.
Abiodun said on June 22, the terrorists abducted two victims from Duma village, Lapai while working on a farm and disappeared into the forest in Rafin-Daji, Abaji area.
He said: ”Unfortunately, Police tactical team with some vigilante members who were on the rescue operation, engaged the kidnappers while one of the vigilante members lost his life.”
The Police PRO said the Police teams were on the trail of the hoodlums to apprehend them.
Abiodun appealed to residents, especially rural dwellers, to remain calm as Police and other security agencies would not relent in the ongoing fight against banditry.
He called for support for security agencies by giving intelligence information that could aid in apprehending criminal elements in the state.
He also called on residents not to hesitate to report any person or group of persons with gunshot injuries to the nearest security outfit for necessary action.