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Bandit TerroristsJust In: Bandits Kills Hunter, Abduct 30 In Niger

Just In: Bandits Kills Hunter, Abduct 30 In Niger


Gunmen suspected to be bandit terrorists have killed a hunter, while thirty people were abducted in Zazzaga Community, Munya Local Government Area of Niger State.

The development was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Monday Bala Kuryas.

According to Kuryas, the terrorists attacked the community at 2 am on Wednesday, adding that, “the police are already on the trail of the attackers to rescue the kidnapped victims unhurt.”


The Secretary of Munya Local Government, James Jagaba, who spoke with Daily Trust said 68 people were kidnapped, including women and children.

He said, “They came in large numbers when the victims were sleeping and took control of the community. One person was killed, three were shot while 68 persons were kidnapped.”

A source noted that the terrorists attacked from one house to the other in the affected community.

“A hunter was shot dead during a gun duel with the criminals. We don’t know the whereabouts of the kidnapped persons. But security personnel comprising the police, military and vigilantes have been deployed in the community,” he said.

This is coming after the Niger State Government confirmed that terrorists have taken over five communities in the state.

The development was disclosed by the Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Matane on Monday.

Matane in his statement identified the affected communities as – Kurebe, Farina Kuka, Gussau in Shiroro LGA and Madoka, Hanawanka in Rafi LGAs of the state.

He further stated that the activities of the insurgents in these communities have forced residents of the communities to migrate to the safer part of the state and outside the state.




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