Bandits kidnap two policemen, kill 2 villagers; abducted 32 in Niger - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, April 3, 2023

Bandits kidnap two policemen, kill 2 villagers; abducted 32 in Niger

Bandits at the weekend invaded Mashegu local government area of Niger state during which two policemen were kidnapped, two villagers killed and no fewer than 32 others abducted.

The bandits were said to have gone to Ibbi Police station in Mashegu local government area, attacked those on duty and  whisked away two of the Policemen.

The incident occured Sunday evening.

After sacking the policemen on duty, the bandits were said to have ransacked the armoury in the station and carted away some arms and ammunition. 

A dependable source from the area who confirmed the development said no fewer than 32 persons were abducted from different villages in the Community. All the abducted villagers were led into the Ibbi forest.

"This incident happened about 24 hours after an unidentified aircraft had hovered round the Community and the Police Station.

"Some of the villages raided later include Ibbi and Mazakuka towns. Statistics show that 15 of those abducted are from Mazakuka town while 9 are from Ibbi town and all of them including the Policemen abducted were led into the forest and they are yet to be traced till now," the Source revealed.

It was gathered that local vigilantes from Mokwa and New Bussa trailed the bandits into the forest and engaged them in fierce gun battle which lasted for hours. 

Unfortunately, the Commander of the vigilante was killed by the bandits while some of the bandits were also reported to have been killed by the vigilante members.

The remains of the  Commander had been taken to his village and buried. 

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