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Bandits Kidnap Over 30 Travellers In Rafi, Niger State

Over 30 passengers have been allegedly kidnapped by armed bandits at Garun-Gabas in Rafi Local Government Council of Niger State.

It was gathered that the victims were abducted Wednesday afternoon along the Zungeru-Garin-Gabas highway on three separate vehicles.

Daily Post reports that they were traveling in an 18-seater bus and two other vehicles when they ran into the gunmen.

Eyewitness account, the bandits blocked the road shooting sporadically into the air to scare villagers who scampered to various directions before whisking the passengers away to an unknown location..

A resident of the area who did not want the name mentioned, told the newspaper that after kidnapping the travellers the bandits in large numbers ran into the Kundu forest in Rafi to rustle cattles.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, had yet to confirm the incident as at the time of filing in this report.

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