Crime

Pregnant Woman, five other persons killed as gunnmen kidnap 50 in fresh attack

Pregnant Woman, five other persons killed as gunnmen kidnap 50 in fresh attack

No fewer than six persons including a pregnant woman were killed by bandits on Tuesday during an attack in the suburbs of Rafi and Wushishi local government areas of Niger State.

The Leadership newspaper reported that the bandits also kidnapped no fewer than 50 people during the raid on the communities.

A source from the area told the newspaper that the bandits operated around Anawanka, Sabon Gari and Kundu axis of the two local government areas.

It was learnt also that a Nigeria Air Force (NAF) fighter jet engaged the bandits for several hours, but the detail of the success of the operation or otherwise was yet unknown.


Niger State Commissioner for Internal Security and Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Umar, confirmed the incident, saying government was yet to ascertain the details of the attack as at press time.

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