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Bandits attack Niger community, abduct three

Suspected bandits on Wednesday abducted three persons from Beji in the Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State.

Abdulahi Aminu, a resident of the community, while addressing the newsmen said that the bandits came into the community at 1am and started shooting sporadically.

He said: “We were sleeping when we started to hear gunshots and then people started to run into the bush.

“The bandits entered the village and they were shooting for more than two hours non-stop,” he said.

He stated that the attack took place behind the Beji General Hospital without being challenged by security agencies or vigilante members, adding that a woman and two of her daughters were abducted from their home and taken to an unknown destination.

“One woman and her two daughters by the bandits while their male tenants who were abducted along with them have later escaped through the whiskers,” he added.

He further stated that the bandits are yet to make contact with the members of the family on any ransom adding that the kidnap is suspected to be connected with an inheritance of a filling station located at Beji.

However, the Niger state police command spokesman, Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the report, saying the incident occurred at 1:30 am on Wednesday, adding that a tactical team has been sent out to rescue them.

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