Bandits Raid Niger Village, Abduct 60 People

- Laleye Dipo

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.

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