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Terrorists attack construction workers in Niger, kidnaps two



Two construction workers have been attacked and abducted by terrorists along the Lambata-Izom in Gurara local government area of Niger state.

A commercial transport driver, Buhari Umar, said the incident occurred at about 4pm on Monday, making motorists to park at a distance for fear of being abducted.

He also said that the construction workers were beaten and tied while two of them were taken away by the bandits.

Umar stated that motorists were forced to wait until the terrorists had completed their operations, adding that the terrorists kept shooting sporadically to scare people away.

“As we returning from Abuja, we noticed other drivers pulling over while some were trying to turn back to Abuja.

“When I tried to find out what happened, they said it was kidnappers then we started running into the bush for safety as we heard them shooting,” he said.

Umar said that they had to wait for more than two hours before they were told that the road was free for them to continue their journey.

Speaking to The Punch, the Police Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident, saying it happened at 3pm.

He also said the bandits came out from the forest and escaped through the forest after being engaged by men of the police force and the military from Suleja.

Abiodun further stated that the number of people abducted cannot be ascertained adding that as soon as figures are confirmed, it will be reverted.

He, however, assured motorists that the road was now free to be plied.

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