Nigeria: Fifty passengers have been abducted by armed bandits in Niger State

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They were abducted yesterday at Kundu village on Minna Rafi Local Government Council road just few kilometers from Zungeru town.

It was reported that banditts blocked the road at Kundu and took away passengers and driver’s of three vehicles to the bush in anticipation for ransom.

In a related development some armed bandits have also kidnapped unknown number of villagers at Gidigori village of Rafi Local Government Council burning some cars as well as carted away some valuables.

A senior government official who confirmed the incident to Radio Nigeria also pleaded anonomity.

One person has also been killed and several others kidnapped when bandits stormed Manta village in Shiroro local government council of Niger state

They were also said to have ransacked some houses in the village and went away with food stuff and other valuables.

It was alleged that the banditts have run short of food in the forest and thereby trying to ensure its availability.

All efforts to contact the Police Public Relations Officer Niger State Command DSP Wasiu Abiodun for comment was unsuccessful.

Radio Nigeria