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General News of Monday, 7 June 2021


About 20 lives lost as bandits kidnap kingmaker, wives in Niger State

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About twenty people have been feared dead as bandits again attacked Zungeru and neighbouring communities in Niger State on Friday, June 4, 2021.

Residents of the community revealed that Al-Mustapha Mustapha, a traditional chief and kingmaker in Zungeru was also kidnapped by the bandits along with two of his wives.

They further stated that two persons were killed by stray bullets fired by the bandits while 18 drowned in a river while trying to escape the attacks by the bandits.

According to reports, the bandits had rained terror on Zungeru and neighbouring communities last Friday.

“At around 9 a.m., bandits on at least 70 motorcycles arrived at Kudu village that is under Rafi local government area of Niger State and the boundary to Zungeru town.

“From there, they started operation of stealing money, valuable items like phones and cattle and other animals in Kutunku village, Tashan Jarka village, Tashan Girgi village, Babako village, Utare village, Agwa, Buzu villages and stopped at Pakara village from where they started coming back where they had started from on that Friday.

“They had settled and rested at Kundu primary schools together with the stolen animals. From 6 p.m. that Friday they blocked that major road that links Minna to Tegina until Saturday 7 a.m,” Mr Shehu stated.

This was also confirmed by the district head of Zungeru, Salisu Abubakar, who told this newspaper that two were killed by stray bullets and 18 drowned to death.

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