Market attack: Bandits kill nine abductees in Niger state

Nine of the 50 people abducted from Madaka Market in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been killed by bandits.

Recall that bandits invaded the market last Thursday, killed 22 people including the village head, a newly wed man and abducted 50 others, mostly women.

It was gathered that nine of those abducted were killed towards Shiroro local government area of the state on their way to a thick forest.

The district head of Madaka, Isah Bawale Madaka, confirmed the sad development to LEADERSHIP on Tuesday.

“In Kukoki village while going into the forest around Shiroro local government area of Niger State they killed seven people and killed additional two people while moving towards the forest,” he said.

He said so far they had buried over 30 bodies, adding that the bandits have not asked for ransom.

The district head wondered why the bandits have decided to be killing the abductees.

The district head said for the past few days he has tried to keep tap on the route of the bandits and how to ensure the safety of the people abducted.

Meanwhile, the emir of Kalgara, Alhaji Ahmed Attahiru Gunna and the member representing Rafi, Shiroro and Munya federal constituency, Hon Ismaila Modibbo have visited those injured by the bandits.

Market attack: Bandits kill nine abductees in Niger state


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