3 killed, 12 kidnapped as bandits attack Niger community | Dailytrust

3 killed, 12 kidnapped as bandits attack Niger community

Three people have been killed while 12 others were abducted by bandits who invaded the Kwankwashe community in the Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State.

The attack was said to have occurred on Wednesday night.

The community, which is before Mandala, got a shock when they heard gunshots in the middle of the night, making everyone scamper for safety.

Daily Trust gathered that a six-year-old child and two other people were killed in the attack while children were among those abducted though the number of children kidnapped could not be ascertained.

It was said that the bandits broke into different houses in the community and abducted people who were not fast enough to run away during the raid.

Sources in the community said the abductors are yet to contact the families of those abducted but they have reported the case to the security agencies.

It was gathered that this was not the first time bandits would attack communities in Suleja.

The majority of the attacks were not being reported as the media focus mainly on Shiroro, Munya and Rafi local government areas of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the state command (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun, was unavailable to confirm the report as calls and messages sent to him were not answered and replied respectively.

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