Over one hundred vehicles and thousands of motorists
were said to have been stranded in Yakila and Garun
Gabas near Kundu in Rafi Local Government Area on
Saturday as gunmen took over the Kontagora-Minna road
of Niger State.
The armed bandits in their number, oniftv gathered,
blocked both motorists and travellers along the road in an
operation that lasted for about an hour.
It was learnt that while the operation lasted, there was no
security presence close to rescue the situation, thereby
leaving the travellers in panic.
However, an eyewitness told our correspondent that the
bandits succeeded in abducting undisclosed number of
“We were strand for some hours as the bandits took their
time to operate. At the end of the operation, some number
of persons were kidnapped.
The development was so
pathetic, as we all watched helplessly.
“We were all afraid because, there was nothing we could
do. No security operative was around to help us. Even
members of the communities all went into hiding. We are
praying to God to help Niger and Nigeria to bring this
situation to an end,” the source lamented.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer,
PPRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, promised to get back on the
incident, but yet to do so as at the time of filing this