12 Kidnapped As Bandits Attack Niger Community

12 Kidnapped As Bandits Attack Niger Community

Twelve residents of Kwankwashe community in Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State have been kidnapped by bandits during a late-night attack.

Naija News gathered that the bandits invaded the community at about midnight on Wednesday and reportedly killed an unidentified man.

They reportedly operated for over an hour, resisting the local vigilante that intervened, before the police arrived in the area.

The community attacked is located about 30 minutes to Abuja, where authorities have been on the alert after the bandits overran some communities in Niger.

Meanwhile, acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has issued an alert to the commissioners of police in Abuja and Plateau State over imminent attacks by Boko Haram members.

The alert was contained in a circular forwarded to the two commissioners of police and signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, Idowu Owohunwa, an acting CP.

The IGP noted that an intelligence report revealed that terrorists are planning to attack Abuja and Jos.

The circular with reference number TB: 0900/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.TI/47 was titled ‘Terror elements to expand frontiers of attack.’

The acting IGP in the circular charged the commissioners of police to review their security architecture and beef up security around government facilities particularly in Abuja and Jos.

The circular read, “Intelligence report at the disposal of the Inspector-General of Police has uncovered plans by Boko Haram terrorists to attack major cities in the country, particularly in Jos, Plateau and the FCT, Abuja.

“The proposed attacks would be coordinated by the duo of Muhammad Sani, a Boko Haram commander, domiciled in Sambisa Forest and his deputy, Suleiman, hibernating around Lawan Musa Zango, Gashua, Yobe State.

“In light of the above, it is the directive of the Inspector-General of Police that you review your security architecture across all critical government infrastructures and police facilities in your jurisdiction with a view to checkmating the dastardly plans of this marauding terrorists.

“Accept the assurances of my warmest regards, please.”

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