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Four shot dead as bandits return to Kagara after release of abducted schoolboys, staff

At least four persons have been killed in fresh attacks at Kagara in Niger State.

Kagara has been in the news since February 17, 2021, when armed gangs abducted staff and students of a school in the town.

The victims were released around the time that news broke on the fresh attacks in Kagara.

Sources from Kagara said that 11 victims, including seven women, were kidnapped in different villages.

The armed bandits were said to have first struck at Gidan Adamu, near Yakila, headquarters of Gunna district.

The district head of Yakila, who was kidnapped many weeks ago, has remained in  captivity till date.

The source told our correspondent that the bandits attacked another village called Gidan Wamban Karaku and abducted seven women, two of whom are nursing mothers.

They also rustled a large number of cows and headed to Madaka district, where they kidnapped the Imam of Rubo village.

As at the time of this report, the deceased victims were being buried.

A security source told Daily Trust that in Karako village, many cows were also rustled.

In Ngwa Adamu, one person was killed while many were abducted.

Kagara is one of the emirates in Niger State, which has recorded multiple attacks in the high wave of insecurity in the country.

First published in Daily Trust, https://dailytrust.com/breaking-four-shot-dead-as-bandits-return-to-kagara

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