Less than three weeks after no fewer than 57 passengers riding in a bus owned by the Niger State Transport Authority were kidnapped, gunmen have again abducted over 50 passengers along the Tegina-Minna Road in Rafi Local Government of Niger State.
The development was confirmed to newsmen by a source on Tuesday.
The source said the gunmen blocked the road at Kundu, a few kilometres from Zungeru.
According to the source, the abducted passengers were in the three vehicles.
They taken away with the vehicles were left by the roadside.
In a related development, armed bandits kidnapped unknown number of villagers in Gidigori, Rafi Local Government Area of the state, burning five cars and carting away valuables.
Confirming the incident, senior government officials who craved anonymity said nothing has been heard from the bandits to enable the authorities to know the identities of those kidnapped.