Terrorists have abducted fifty people from Kuchi, in the Munya Local Government Area of Niger State, the Co-convener of Concerned Shiroro Youths Of Niger State, Sani Kokki, said in a statement on Friday.
“Confirmed reports emanating indicate that terrorists in their large numbers invaded the town in the midnight which resulted in mass abduction of people,” Kokki said.
According to him, the terrorists went from house to house picking their victims while it rained around 2:00 am on Friday morning.
Kokki further disclosed that the terrorists and their victims had been trapped by an overflowing river as a result of the heavy downpour.
“However, the rampaging terrorists alongside their captives are reported to have been trapped without access to proceed with their journey as a result of a nearby Dangunu River that has overflown its banks rising from heavy downpour.”
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Humanitarian Affairs, Emmanuel Umar, confirmed the abduction, saying that security operatives are responing.