A report has it that over fifty persons have now been kidnapped by armed bandits along the Tegina-Minna road in Rafi Local Government of Niger State now.
The incident, it was gathered occured, Tuesday, when the three commercial vehicles conveying nine passengers including the drivers ran into the road block at Kundu set up by the bandits.
An anonymous source said the passengers in the three cars were kidnapped and conveyed to an unknown location and the vehicles were left by the road side.
In a similar development, armed bandits also attacked Gidigoro town in Rafi council and abducted some villagers, burnt five cars and went away with valuables.
Also, one person was killed and many others kidnapped when bandits unleashed terror on Manta town, Shiroro local government on Monday evening.
The bandits, gathered, also ransacked the houses of the villagers and stole their foodstuff and other valuables.
As the time of filing this report, no security agency were available to give reaction to this ugly occurrence. The state Police Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Wasiu Abiodun could not respond to calls put through his line.
Meanwhile, a senior government official who pleaded anonymity, said up until this moment, nothing has been heard from the bandits for the government to know the identities of those abducted.