Bandits invade Niger community, kidnap Chief Imam, 19 others
The Imam of the Emir of Borgu Palace Mosque and 19 others have been kidnapped in early morning raid by bandits on some communities in Borgu local government area of Niger state.
The bandits, who had blocked the Road from Ibbi to New Bussa were armed with guns, cutlasses, and knives and were shooting sporadically.
The bandits were said to have blocked the road from Ibbi to New Bussa, attacking villagers going and coming from the markets.
Sources said the incident occurred at about 5.30 pm on Saturday when the villagers were returning from the markets.
The Imam was noticed to have been among the kidnapped victims when the bandits called the Emir to demand N20 million ransom for his release.