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The Niger Police command has confirmed the abduction of 15 persons by suspected bandit terrorists in Kulho village of Mashegu Local Government Area of the state.

Police spokesman in the state, Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed this in a statement in Minna on Sunday.

Mr Abiodun, a deputy superintendent of police, said that on January 14 at about 2 am, suspected bandits attacked Kulho village, a remote community via Ibbi in Mashegu and abducted 15 persons.

Mr Abiodun also explained that on the same day at about 1 a.m, suspected bandits/terrorists entered Mashegu village through Jigawa and stole a yet to be  ascertained number of cattle.

He said that a team of police had been drafted to the area for search and rescue of the abducted victims.

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“We solicited the support of local residents to volunteer reliable information that could aid in apprehending the miscreants,” he said.

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