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Gunmen Strike Again In Niger, Abduct 19 People

Gunmen Strike Again In Niger, Abduct 19 People

As many as nineteen people have been abducted in Kutunku village in Wushishi local government area of Niger state on Monday, The Nation reports.

Those abducted include eleven males and eight females including two would-be brides who are to get married this weekend.

The Gunmen had stormed the village in motorcycles shooting sporadically.

They were said to have beaten some of the villagers who could not escape on time.

A source in the community told newsmen via the phone that the Gunmen had ransacked houses and carted away a lot of money and foodstuff.

The Source said that the community and the families of the abducted persons have not been contacted by the gunmen.

Efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun were unsuccessful as he did not answer his calls.

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