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Bandits reportedly kill three, abduct 26 in Niger communities

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Bandits raid Katsina village, abduct 15 women

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have reportedly killed three people in four communities in Niger State.

In the attacks that took place between Friday and Saturday in Farin-Shinge, Kulho, Jigawa, and Dogo Fadama villages in Mashegu and Kontagora Local Government Areas of the state, the bandits also abducted 26 persons and took away food items from the communities.

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The Vice-Chairman of Kontagora LGA, Aliyu Makiga, who confirmed the attacks to journalists on Sunday, said the gunmen stormed Farin-Shinge and other communities in large numbers and armed with AK-47 rifles.

He added that hoodlums had demanded several 50 litres jerry cans of petrol, packs of Viju Milk and other drinks as a ransom for people abducted from the Farin-Shinge community.

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