Man killed, 21 People abducted in fresh attack on Niger village


At least one person was shot dead when dare devil bandits rampaging the middle belt attacked a village in Niger State.

The armed bandits were said to have abducted 21 other persons during the attack on Dangunu village in Munya Local Government Area of the State

The bandits invaded the village on Saturday 20 January night by boat through the river between Chikun and the town

A man, Ahmadu Adamu, and 16 members of his family, were said to be among those abducted, a local who was privy to the incident disclosed.

The deceased was said to have been beaten to death by the attackers and dumped his body by the river bank.


One of the eyewitnesses Shuaibu narrated: “Ahmadu Adamu and about 16 members of his family, including his wives and children, were among those kidnapped as well as five other members of the community. They carried them away on boat on the Chikun river.

“The bandits gave Ahmadu a thorough beating leading to his death. A pregnant woman who was released by the bandits due to her condition broke the news to us.

“His body was dumped at the river bank by the gunmen for his family to pick up. What is happening to us is so painful,”

It was gathered the attack might be the handiwork of informants, as most of the farmers have finished harvesting their crops in the area.

The police have not issued formal statement regarding the incident.

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