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Gunmen kill one, abduct two in Niger state

One person has been reportedly killed in an attack on Gidan-Kwano, the host community of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger state, the Cable reports.

Two persons were also kidnapped in the attack that occurred opposite the main gate of the university’s campus on Wednesday night.

Police public relations officer in Niger state, Wasiu Abiodun confirmed that two persons were abducted.

“On 10/11/2021 at about 2330hrs, some suspected hoodlums attacked a shop at Gidan-Kwano opposite FUT Gate and abducted two children of the shop owner,” he said.

“Police/vigilante were immediately drafted to the scene for aggressive manhunt of the hoodlums and during stop and search, one of the suspects was intercepted and arrested at Barkuta village.”

The Police PRO stated that an investigation is ongoing to rescue the victims.