Insecurity: Bandits abduct 19 in Niger community

Ø  “They’re still maiming, killing people in Kaduna” – Uba Sani

Bandits have reportedly abducted nineteen people from Kutunku village, in Wushishi local government area of Niger State.

A source said the bandits invaded the village in the early hours of yesterday, and shot sporadically in the air to scare the residents. The source said the bandits also beat up some residents during the attack. He added that the bandits have not communicated to the families of the abducted persons.

The spokesperson, Niger State Police Command, Wasiu Abiodun, did not respond to calls put across to his mobile phone.

In a related development, Senator Uba Sani (Kaduna, APC) has expressed worry that despite the efforts of the Kaduna State government and security agencies, bandits are still maiming and killing people in the State.

Senator Sani, who stated this in his verified Twitter handle, said that he has visited Kerawa and Birnin-Yero, in Igabi local government area and Buruku, in Chikun local government area of the State to commiserate with the people over their losses in the hands of the attacking bandits.

He assured the people that Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i will not succumb to the blackmail of the bandits and their sponsors, adding that the “government is determined to win the war against banditry and kidnapping”.

He said he donated ten million naira worth of relief materials to be distributed to people affected.

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