OVERVIEW OF: Over 50 Armed Bandits Invade Niger Community, Kidnap Ex-LG Chairman’s Parents, 2 Nursing Mothers, Babies, And 11 Others
Armed bandits on Saturday night, December 26, invaded Kuchi Community in Munya local government area of Niger State and kidnapped 17 people including two 2-week-old babies.
It was gathered that the bandits numbering over 50 and armed with sophisticated weapons stormed the community at about 11: pm on Saturday, December 26.
The gunmen overwhelmed the local vigilantes even though their live bullets could not penetrate the vigilante group.
The raid was said to have lasted for almost two hours without any security operative countering the attackers.
Among those kidnapped were the parents of the former chairman of the local government, Mallam Yahuza Mohammed, a doctor, two nursing mothers with their two weeks old babies.
A businessman is popularly known as Alhaji Albakala who had earlier relocated from the community to Minna, the state capital had four of his family members abducted in an operation.
The member representing the constituency in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Andrew Jagaba, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, said the security agents have already been mobilized to the troubled communities.
“In fact, the entire community is devastated since last night when the incident happened, the people are now living in fear. But as I speak to you now security personnel have been mobilized to the communities and are working on how to rescue the victims because they have not gone far with the people.” he stated.