JUST IN; Fifty  persons kidnapped as suspected gunmen on motorcycles go on rampage
No fewer than 50 people including the village head of the Fugge community in the Rijau Local Government Area, Mallam Abdullahi Zaure, have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The incident occurred on Friday afternoon when the terrorists invaded the village on several motorcycles, shooting into the air and causing panic among residents.
It was learnt majority of the abductees were women and children with few males while several cattle were rustled.
It was also gathered that fighter jets descended on the terrorists when they were moving with the abductees which resulted in the death of several of the bandits and rustled cattle.
Some of the residents claimed to have seen some bodies of the terrorists and corpses of cows killed or injured by the airstrike.
The residents claimed that the terrorists have gone into their den which is located in the forest bordering Niger State and Kebbi State.
The residents said that the terrorists have begun contacting the families of the abductees demanding fuel and motorcycles as ransom for their release.
Efforts to contact Niger Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abiodun Wasiu, and Commissioner of Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar proved abortive.
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