Nigeria: Bandits Abduct 30, Kill 2 Vigilantes in Nasarawa

Lafia — Armed bandits, numbering about 50, Wednesday abducted 30 persons and killed two vigilante members in Nasarawa Local Area (LGA) of Nasarawa State.

Chairman of the LGA, Alhaji Muhammad Otto, confirmed that: "The armed bandits killed two members of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) near Onda Hill.

"The vigilantes were ambushed when they went after the bandits as they attempted to rescue the abducted people.

"Their corpses were brought to Nasarawa from the area for burial."

Some sources said the gunmen numbering about 50 blocked the Udege/Loko road for hours on Monday.

Fifty of the bandits rode on 25 motorcycles and kidnapped the people on Monday night.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Nansel Ramhan, did not reply calls and text message sent to him.

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