35 kidnapped and scores of cattle rustled in Niger

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Thirty-five people have been reportedly kidnapped and one other injured while an unknown number of cattle were rustled by armed bandits during an attack on Chiri Boda and Fuka in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

The latest attack, according to sources from the area, occurred yesterday.

Many residents of the villages have fled to the forest for safety.

Chairman, Niger Concern Citizens, Muhammad Awaisu Wana, disclosed this while speaking to journalists in Minna the state capital.

Wana, who said how bitter and worried the people of the area are, lamented that at the moment 10 out of 15 wards in Shiroro Local Government Area are under the control of bandits.

He also said that 8 out of the wards under the control of bandits are in riverine areas.

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