Seventeen people have been kidnapped by bandits in three communities in Bassa/Kukoki ward of Shiroro local government area of Niger state.
It was reported that the bandits abducted them on Saturday night in Madagwa, Wongo and Marenje communities.
Information gathered revealed that the bandits attacked the town at different times on Saturday night.
The bandits kidnapped five people from Wongo and Marenje communities while about seven people were abducted from Madagwa.
The abduction was confirmed by the Co-convener, Concerned Shiroro Youths, Sani Abubakar Yusuf Kokki.
He further stated that the whereabouts of the victims are not known yet.
Kokki while speaking on the development said the incident is disheartening and unfortunate, he added that it is unfair the locals have been left to their fate.
He lamented that kidnappings and other related criminal activities have become the order of the day in the entire Rafi and Shiroro local government areas of Niger State.
The Nation also learnt last Thursday, 20 people from Duguru in Madaka Ward of Rafi local government area on their way to Madaka market were kidnapped by bandits.