FastNews reports that abduction of 13 passengers by gunmen at Konar Barau village in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state was confirmed by the Niger Police Command on Wednesday.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna, the state capital, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Monday Kuryas, confirmed the incident.
He added that the gunmen also took the driver’s N131,500.
The commissioner said already aggressive manhunt for the hoodlums had commenced and solicited the support of residents, especially those in rural areas, to assist the police with reliable information that could lead to the arrest of the miscreants.
“We appeal to residents to volunteer reliable information that could aid in apprehending miscreants in the state.
“We are doing everything humanly possible to ensure the protection of lives and property in our area of supervision.
“All we require from residents is vital intelligence information that could aid the security personnel deployed across the state on movement of dubious characters in their midst for necessary security action,” he said. ( NAN)