By Hamilton Nwosa (The New Diplomat’s Head, Polls & Data Tracking Desk)
Bandits have resumed operations in Kagara, Niger State on the same day that 42 students and other persons they kidnapped from a school in the town regained freedom.
No fewer than four persons were killed on Saturday while scores were kidnapped in fresh attacks on the town and adjoining villages of Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State. The attacks came on the very day that 42 students and other persons previously kidnapped from a school in the town regained freedom.
One of those kidnapped is Ibrahim Ruvo, a chief imam at Madaka village.
A community leader in Kagara, Musa Kwabe, told The New Diplomat that four persons were killed in Karako, a neighbouring village while seven persons were still missing. According to him, eight persons were kidnapped in Kundu and 11 others in Gunna district.
Many cows, he added, were also rustled in the attacks.
“One chief Imam, Ibrahim Ruvo, was kidnapped around Madaka axis. He is yet to be found.”
Hussein urged the state government to deploy more security operatives to the affected communities to prevent further attacks.
The police spokesman in Niger State, Abiodun Wasiu, however said he was yet to confirm the incident .
The New Diplomat learnt that the schoolboys kidnapped nine days ago in Kagara were released on the same Saturday morning.