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Bandits Kill Two, Abducts Others: Minna. 



Bandits Kill Two, Abducts Others: Minna. 

Bandits Kill Two, Abducts Others: Minna.

Two persons have been killed, and an unspecified number of travellers abducted by gunmen on

election eve in Niger state.


Therefore, this implied that the passengers abducted at Tashar Amale in Rafi Local Government

Council may not be able to exercise their franchise in the presidential and National Assembly

elections throughout the country today.


They were also said to have shot sporadically at some Muslim faithful observing Jumaat prayers

in the area, forcing many of them to take to their heels for fear of being killed.


An unspecified number of travellers were abducted by gunmen

Similarly, the bandits have burnt a canter conveying the travellers comprising men, women and

children and, after that, seized to an unknown destination.


Secretary to the Niger State Government Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, who confirmed the incident,

said they were yet to confirm the number of people abducted by the bandits when filling in this



Also, speaking in a telephone interview INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in charge of Niger

state Alh Ahmed Yusha’u Garki said all necessary arrangements have been concluded for the

conduct of this Saturday’s general elections.


He further said they have already taken delivery of all electoral materials to all the twenty-five

local government councils in Niger state, including some few local governments affected by

insurgency for the conduct of free, fair, and credible elections.


Bandits Kill Two, Kidnaps Others:  Minna.

Most people interviewed wondered why the bandits came out in large numbers carrying

dangerous weapons on the eve of the election after a long absence and call on the Niger

state government and relevant bodies to come to their aid.


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