Bandits Kill One, Abduct 8 Passengers, Demands For N17 million Ransom In Niger 

Olabide Adaramola

Gunmen suspected to be bandits last  Saturday killed the  driver of a commercial bus and abducted 8 passenger between Luma and Babana in  Borgu local Government area of Niger state

The incident happened when the deceased and others were returning from the installation of the Chairman of  Borgu Kingmakers and Chief priest Bakarabonde had  attended  an event which took place same day.

It was gathered that the driver of the bus in which those kidnapped were , the driver of the bus was saif to have been the only person killed while a female passenger in the bus who was allegedly covered with the blood pretended to have died making the gunmen to leave her.

It was also gathered from the source that the kidnappers also set the vehicle in which their victims were traveling on fire.

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When contacted the Chairman of  Borgu local government council, Alhaji Sulaiman Yerima confirmed the incident,describing the incident as “unfortunate” adding that according to protocol he had informed the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Hamidu Jantabo,  who will pass the information to ” All relevant authorities”.

Yerima disclosed that the bandits have made contact with the local government demanding for N17million  ransom saying ” Where will I get N17million ”.

The Council boss advised motorists plying the roads in the local government especially in the night to alert the local vigilantes who will provide them adequate security.

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