Over 30 passengers have been allegedly kidnapped by armed bandits at Garun-Gabas in Rafi Local Government Council of Niger State.
It was gathered that the victims were abducted Wednesday afternoon along the Zungeru-Garin-Gabas highway on three separate vehicles.
NEWSMEN learnt that they were traveling in an 18-seater bus and two other vehicles when they ran into the gunmen.
Eyewitness account, the bandits blocked the road shooting sporadically into the air to scare villagers who scampered to various directions before whisking the passengers away to an unknown location..
A resident of the area who did not want the name mentioned, said after kidnapping the travellers the bandits in large numbers ran into the Kundu forest in Rafi to rustle cattles.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, when contacted, promised to get back, but is yet to do so as at the time of filing in this report.
More to come…