Terrorists abduct 50 in Niger community

The village head of Fugge community in Rijau local government area of Niger state, Mallam Abdullahi Zaure, and 49 others, have been abducted by terrorists. 

The incident happened on Friday afternoon May 12, and it was gathered that the terrorists rode into the community on motorcycles. The abductees were more of women and children with few males. Many cattle were also rustled. 

The Nation reported that fighter jets descended on the terrorists when they were moving with the abductees which resulted in the death of several of the bandits and rustled cattle.

Some of the residents claimed to have seen some bodies of the terrorists and corpses of cows killed or injured by the airstrike. It is also speculated that the terrorists have gone into their den which is located in the forest bordering Niger State and Kebbi State.

They’ve also begun contacting the families of the abductees demanding fuel and motorcycles as ransom for their release.

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