15 Kidnapped, 2 killed as armed bandits strike in Niger border town

Fifteen persons have been kidnapped and two others killed by unknown armed bandits at Mangwaro, a boundary with Kaduna and Niger state.

  All the kidnapped victims are from Niger state, 10 are from Gwada in Shiroro local government area and 5 from Munya local government area of the state.

   It was learnt that they were returning from Kaduna state when they were kidnapped.

The Niger state Commissioner of Information and Strategy Alh Danjuma Sallau confirmed the incident to newsmen in Minna.

Sallau who hails from Munya local government area, however, said that all is calm as government has deployed security agents to the area to maintain normalcy as panic and tension filled the town when the news of the kidnap filtered in.

“A combined team of security agencies of d Army Police Civil Defence and Local Vigilante have been drafted to the area to enforce peace”, the Commissioner said.

He said that the government is working together with the security agencies to figure out how to  release the kidnapped victims from their abductors.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Abubakar confirmed that the incident occurred at Mangwaro neighboring town of Kaduna and Niger state.

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Abdullahi Hammed

Abdullahi Hammed was born in Kano State, Nigeria. A journalist by profession for the past five years. He Studied Mass Communication at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. Contact: [email protected]

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