Bandits kidnap 18 in fresh Niger community attack

Kidnapped students and teachers with bandits

on Tuesday morning took over the Tegina-Minna road in Rafi local area of kidnapping no fewer than 18 people.

The 18 kidnapped people, according to an eyewitness, were travelling in three commercial vehicles when they ran into a blockade by the at Kundu town,  a few kilometres from Zungeru town.

Kundu was the town, where 42 passengers travelling in the Transport Authority (NSTA) vehicle were kidnapped over three weeks ago.

later secured the release of the commuters eight days after their abduction.

The passengers in the three vehicles were abducted and taken to an unknown destination, while the vehicles were left by the road side.

A senior official, pleaded anonymity, the abduction, saying nothing has been heard from the to enable the authorities to know the identities of those kidnapped.

In a related , one person was killed, while several others were kidnapped when raided Manta town in Shiroro local area Monday evening.

The bandits also ransacked the houses of the villagers, stealing foodstuff and other valuable items. The were yet to react to the two incidents.

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