Bandits in the early hours of Monday invaded Jangaru village in Rafi Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State, and abducted no fewer than 30 persons.
This came after the First Lady, Dr. Aisha Buhari, expressed sorrow at the continued abduction of women and girls by insurgents and bandits in the country.
Jangaru is a village close to Zungeru town where series of kidnapping, including that of the abduction of travellers in the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA), vehicle, had taken place.
According to Vanguard, the fresh attack took place at about 1:30 am, yesterday.
The Newspaper quoted a source from the village to have said that the heavily armed bandits sneaked into the village on foot to avoid creating awareness or panic on the villagers.
The bandits were said to have hidden their motorcycles far away from the village and trekked from their “park” to the village and rounded up their victims, who were deeply asleep.
Some of the bandits reported left behind with the motorcycles where they were parked, while others trekked into the village to carry out the dastardly act.
It was learnt that the bandits, upon arriving the village, moved from house to house, woke their victims up, stole their belongings and filed them out to where they parked their motocycles and ferried them into the forest.
“The villagers were caught unawares because they were all sleeping. Again, there was no noise because the kidnappers trekked to the village and there was no gunshot throughout to cause any panic.
“The villagers, who left with nothing, were forced to trek along with them to their motorcycles where they rode into the forest and till now, there is no information about them,” the source was quoted to have said.
After the bandits left, an alarm was said to have been raised by those who escaped the kidnap but it was already too late to trail the kidnappers.
Those kidnapped included nine Fulani, 20 Gwari, while the tribe of the last abductee could not be immediately ascertained.