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Emir of Bida raises arm over alleged kidnap of 5 persons, calls for emergency meeting

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The Etsu Nupe and Chairman of Niger State Council of Conventional Rulers, Alh. Yahaya Abubakar, has known as for an emergency assembly of districts and village heads over the kidnap of 5 individuals in Batatti, Lavun Native Authorities Space of Niger State by bandits.

It was learnt that the bandits are presently demanding the sum of N50 million as ramsons on the 5 victims of their possession.

The Bandits numbering ten yesterday, at 8 pm stormed Batatti and kidnapped their victims whereas injuring many others.

DAILY POST learnt that valuables together with laptops and handsets have been carted away.

In accordance with an eyewitness account, the bandits about ten in quantity operated within the store of 1 Kolade Olushola at Batatti and different retailers by the main Bida-Mokwa highway freeway.

Amongst those who sustained accidents throughout the assault was one Zackaria who was on the store to buy a recharge card.

The account additionally mentioned the bandits arrived Batati in a white hilux car and carry out congregational ishai prayers with members of the group earlier than capturing into the air.

The motion of bandits, the account acknowledged made store house owners, petty enterprise hawkers to desert their wares and retailers for security.

After a number of hours of inflicting havoc in Batati, they escaped the realm by means of Gbangbagi group to the forest of Fazhi and kutigi, the top quarters of lavun Native authorities.

Efforts to get affirmation from the State Police Public Relations Officer, PRO, SDP Wasiu Abiodun, proved abortive on the incident.

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