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.

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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.

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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