From Elohor Igbru, Abuja
Gunmen numbering about 30 have invaded Madalla town around Kwankashe area, located along the Suleja expressway some kilometers to the Federal Capital Territory Abuja and abducted at least 12 people.
The gunmen also killed one resident and took away his wife.
Some residents who spoke on condition of anonymity said the resident was slaughtered before his wife was abducted. “I can confirm to you that one person was killed by the gunmen, they cut his throat before taking away his wife,” the source told Premium Times.
Another resident who simply identified himself as Kay, said the gunmen who attacked the community were not less than 30 in number and were dressed in military uniforms.
“I didn’t see them during the operation but people who saw them said they were dressed in military uniform,” Mr Kay said.
While sources confirmed that the incident was the first in the area, families of the victims said there has not been any demand for ransom.
The Niger State Police PRO, Abiodun Wasiu, confirmed the incident but added that he could not ascertain the total number of persons abducted in the area.
“Yes, there was an incident of such around that Kwankashe area in Madalla, where some victims were taken away,” Mr Wasiu said adding that efforts are ongoing to ensure the return of the victims and the arrest of the gunmen.