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Police say gunmen kidnap 7 in Niger


The Commissioner of Police in Niger, Dibal Yakadi, said gunmen on Friday kidnapped seven people in Munya Local Government area of the state.

Yakadi made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna.

He said that two brothers Alhaji Garba Yakassai and Alhaji Umar Yakassai and five others were kidnapped on two different occasions.

He said that Garba and Umar were kidnapped in a Toyota Corolla car with registration number YAB 669 GB, adding that the car was abandoned on a bush path.

He explained that five passengers in a Toyota Sienna commercial bus were equally suspected to have been kidnapped.

He said that their identities were yet to be ascertained as special squad, mobile policemen and the police in Sarkin Pawa had been drafted to the bush to rescue the victims.

He said the kidnappers came in the morning with sophisticated weapons shooting indiscriminately and blocked Minna-Sarkin Pawa road before taken the victims into the bush.

He called on residents of the local council to offer the useful information that would assist in the rescue of the victims.

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