Bandit abducts 6months old, 8others, kill 1 in Niger state

Gunmen numbering not less than fifty attacked Kagara headquarters of Rafi Local Government in Niger state killing one person, leaving many injured while a six-month-old child and nine others were kidnapped.

The deceased was identified to be a retired Secretary General of Kagara General Hospital, Mr Joshua Twaki while those kidnapped are yet to be identified.

The gunmen attacked the community on motorcycles not fewer than thirty and began to shoot sporadically announcing their arrival into the community at about 2am in Niger state.

Report has it that the operation lasted for over two hours and the bandit recked havoc on the community with guns and other dangerous weapons like cutlasses, daggers, bow, and arrows were said to be freely used by the bandits leaving several others wounded.

The bandits also carted away several valuable items which are yet to be quantified as at the time of filing in this report. Although villagers had said that bandits usually make away with cattle and other items that can be of impact to their gruesome job.

Public Relations Officer of the Niger State Police Command, ASP Wasiu Abiodun confirmed the incidence. He further assured the residents of the men of Nigerian Police Force readiness to protect and guide the state and to environs.

The PPRO also assured that the police is on top of the situation and called on the residents of the area to always avail the Police and other Security Agencies with useful information that could lead to the attack and possible arrest of the bandits in the area.

He also made known that the State Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman has further directed that more armed policemen be drafted to the area to secure the release of the kidnapped victims and keep a vigil on the area to forestall another invasion.

The PPRO has assured that the Police are on top of the situation and he called on the residents to always provide the Police and other security operatives with useful information that could lead to the attack and possible arrest of the bandits in the area.

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