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Bandits abduct nine, demand N10m ransom in Niger

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Armed Bandits in a renewed attack have abducted nine people from Kusasu village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. They further demanded the sum of N 10m ransom for their release.
The bandits also demanded N 1 m ransom for one man who was killed while trying to escape the invasion by the gunmen .
The armed men had stormed Kusasu market at the peak of transactions to restock their food items and other basic needs when they abducted their victims in the process to the disbelief of the villagers .
It was gathered that the bandits stormed the market in about 15 motorcycles , took their time to purchase their goods before abducting their victims .
Three days after , the abductors have demanded N10 m ransom , including that of the man that was killed when he attempted to escape .
The abduction of the people is coming after the police in the state had arrested no fewer than five informants for the bandits and launched a manhunt for eight others who are members of the communities in Shiroro council .
Also , two other bandits were arrested in Zumba market with AK- 47 guns by the police in Zumba in Shiroro local government .
However , the activities of the armed bandits have been reduced drastically , following the clampdown on the informants , until the recent abduction of two construction workers, and the killings of three soldiers who went after the abductors .
The Police Public Relations Officer , Wasiu Abiodun , could not be reached as of the time of filing this report .

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Gunmen attack Plateau community, kill monarch

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A traditional ruler in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, Bulus Chuwang Jang, has been killed by gunmen .
The Chairman of Berom Youth Moulders in the neighbouring Heipang district in the LGA , Rwang Tengwong , confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Jos on Tuesday .
Tengwong said that the diseased paramount ruler who is the district head of Foron was killed by some gunmen who attacked the community on Monday evening .
Tengwong said , “ We just lost one of our paramount rulers in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area through an attack by gunmen . He is the Acting district head of Foron , Da Bulus Chuwang Jang . He was shot dead in the evening yesterday ( Monday ) by some gunmen around Shen community .”
Deputy Leader of Barkin Ladi Legislative Council , Pam Chollom , who also confirmed the killing of the traditional ruler said that the council had summoned an emergency meeting over the incident .
He said , “ Yes , it is true that one of our traditional rulers has been killed in an attack by gunmen . It is very unfortunate and we condemn the incident . Right now, We are currently meeting over the incident as legislators . I will let you know our stand after the meeting. ”
Spokesman for the State Police Command , Ubah Ogaba , said that the incident had been reported to the command .
According to him , the State Commissioner of Police had deployed detectives in the Council Area to unravel the circumstances surrounding the killing of the monarch and apprehend those behind the act .
Ogaba said , “ We are aware of the killing of the traditional ruler by unknown gunmen , and investigation into the incident has commenced.
“ Already , the CP has deployed some officers in the area to investigate the matter and we are hopeful that those who perpetrated the acts would be fished out and punished accordingly. ”

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Why More Youths Will Join Boko Haram And Bandits – Shehu Sani Reveals

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The former senator tweeted:
When you give 50k to youths for Npower and you give Houses, Shops and Farmlands to Bandits for repentance, the former will join the latter.

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Gunmen kidnap two undergraduates, five others in Kaduna community

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Gunmen in the early hours of Friday invaded Barkallahu , Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, kidnapping seven persons .
Among the seven persons kidnapped , five persons were members of the same family.
The bandits , it was gathered invaded the community about 1 : 30 am on Friday and shot indiscriminately as they went from house – to -house to pick their victims .
A resident, Abdulsalam Haruna , said the gunmen went away with his wife and four children .
Haruna , who spoke to newsmen, said two of the children were students of the Federal University , Malunfashi in Katsina State .
He also said the hoodlums left with two of his neighbour ’s children , adding that the bandits attacked two other houses in the area , including that of a retired director in the Kaduna State Ministry of Education.
Haruna said , “ The incident happened about 1 : 30 am ( on Friday) . They broke my gate and came into my compound . They broke the door to my house and ordered everybody to follow them.
“ They went away with my wife and four of my children , two of which are students of the Federal University , Malumfashi , Katsina State.
“ They also attacked my neighbour and went away with two of his children .
“ Two other houses, including that of a retired director in the Kaduna Ministry of Education , were also attacked , but they did not kidnap anybody or carry anything there .
“ We alerted the personnel but by the time they arrived, the bandits had escaped with the victims .”
The Kaduna State Police Command has yet to confirm the incident as the Public Relations Officer , ASP Mohammed Jalige , could not be reached.
Jalige had also yet to reply to a text message sent to his mobile phone as of the time of filing this report .

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