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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