Eighteen passengers travelling on Niger State Transport Authority have been reportedly abducted by bandits in Niger state.
According to report the incident occurred at Yakila village in Rafi Local Government Area of the state, the hoodlums carted away eighteen people leaving a woman and her baby behind.
The Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Mallam Ibrahim Inga, confirmed the incident to newsmen
He noted that they met the woman the bandits left behind with her child who confirmed to them 18 other passengers on the bus have been taken away.
“The only thing I can tell you now is that we have rescued the woman and her baby and she is in the vehicle with us and we are on our way to Minna. She told us that the bandits blocked the way and went away with the other 18 passengers.
“No government official was among those kidnapped. I can’t give more than that for now because the woman is traumatised and we cannot be asking her too many questions for now,” Inga said.