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Kidnappers abduct 4, kill 1 in Niger

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Niger Police Command on Monday announced the kidnapping of two persons, all from Zazzaga and Masuku villages in the state.

The acting spokesman for the command, Peter Sunday, disclosed this in a statement in Minna, saying the kidnappers also abducted two girls, Shekto Ali and Mai’aba Shehu, in Masuku village.

He said that the act occurred in Munya and Shiroro Local Government Areas of the state.

Mr Sunday, an assistant superintendent of police, said the abductors also shot dead one Sale Danjuma who tried to prevent the gunmen from kidnapping the two victims in Zazzaga village.

Mr Sunday said the command has deployed law enforcement agents to the areas to fish out the victims and arrest the perpetrators.

“We have deployed plain-clothes operatives and uniformed policemen to work round the clock to enable us rescue those in the custody of the abductors as well as arrest the hoodlums and bring them to justice,” he said.

The police spokesman appealed to residents of the state to assist the command with necessary information that would lead to the arrest of undesirable elements.

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