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Niger: Bandits kidnap about 30 villagers in Mashegu, Shiroro LGAs

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About 30 villagers have been abducted by terrorists in Shiroro and Mashegu Local Government Areas of Niger State.

These attacks come a few days after Governor Umaru Bago declared that the state is now safe, urging the people to return to their villages to start farming.

Confirming the report, Director General of Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Alhaji Abdullahi Baba Arah, said the attacks took place on Sunday and Monday.

According to him, “the Agency is in receipt of reports of persistent banditry activities at Shiroro and Mashegu Local Government Areas.

“They attacked a village called Adogo Mallam on Sunday, June 2, 2024, six persons were kidnapped, while yesterday, Monday, June 3, 2024, Tunga Kawo communities located three kilometres away from Erena of Shiroro LGA was attacked and over 20 persons were kidnapped with hundreds of cows rustled.”

The DG in a statement by the Public Relations Officer, NSEMA, Hussaini Ibrahim said those kidnapped have not be identified as at the time of filing this report.

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