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Bandits raid, kidnap villagers, killed councilor in Niger

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Armed bandits on Monday abducted about 50 villagers in some communities in Niger state, carting away with their valuables.

In separate operations, the bandits attacked Kutunku village in the Wushishi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state and abducted 19 people comprising 11 males and eight females.

According to sources, the terrorists also invaded Jangaru village in Rafi LGA kidnapping no fewer than 30 people.

The gunmen were said to have arrived the communities in the early hours of Monday, and injured a lot of people during the operation.

A resident also said two of the abducted females are to be married off this weekend.

The bandits killed a councillor in Shiroro LGA, Saleh Alawa, and raided communities around the area abducting scores of people.

The councillor was said to be on his way to his village in the Alawa district when he and his personal assistant ran into the bandits.

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