At least, 50 passengers have been reportedly kidnapped by bandits on Tuesday, March 2 along the Tegina-Minna road in the Rafi local government area of Niger state.
According to the report, sources in the area revealed that the bandits blocked the road at Kundu town, a few kilometres from Zungeru town when three commercial vehicles were stopped and the passengers and drivers whisked away.
The passengers who were in three vehicles. Channels Television also reported that armed bandits kidnapped unknown numbers of villagers at Gidigori town in Rafi Local Government Area, burning five cars and carting away valuables.
A senior government official who craved anonymity said nothing has been heard from the bandits to enable the authorities to know the identities of those kidnapped. This is coming less than three weeks after 40 NSTA passengers were kidnapped.