Bandits Raid Niger Village, Abduct 60 People
Bandits last Tuesday morning carried out a massive raid on Manta village in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, and abducted 60 people.
THISDAY was told by an eyewitness that the bandits, armed with sophisticated guns, stormed the village on about 35 motorcycles shooting sporadically to instill fears in the villagers.
“They then picked up 60 of the villagers and took them on the motorcycles into the bush where those kidnapped were screened,” the eyewitness stated.
According to the findings, 18 of the villagers were taken away by the bandits on the villagers motorcycles leaving theirs behind.
The remaining 42 villagers were allowed to go, it was gathered.
“They took 18 people away on our motorcycles; they promised to return on Friday (today) to take their motorcycles, threatening fire and brimstone if anyone dared touch their motorcycles.
“As I speak, their motorcycles are still in the bush, and we are afraid to touch them,” the eyewitness said.