By SUMAYYAH ADEFAKA
Terrorists, who abducted sixteen persons in Farin-Shinge community, Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State, on Saturday, are demanding some liters of petrol and soft drinks as ransom.
The Vice Chairman Kontagora Local Government Area, Aliyu Makiga, who confirmed the attack, said that the gunmen came through Tegina town in large number but after being confronted by the security operatives, they fled into nearby communities to carry out their nefarious activities.
According to the Chairman, “The operation was carried out between Friday afternoon and lasted till Saturday morning.
“They kidnapped a lot of people immediately but later released a few while others are still with them. One Tanko Kulho was shot dead and 16 people were abducted, shops ransacked while about 18 motorcycles were stolen.
”They are demanding for a ransom of seven 50 litres Jerrican of petrol, Viju Milk and other drinks”, he declared.
The gunmen are demanding seven 50 litres of Jerrican of petrol, packs of Viju Milk and other drinks as a ransom for the abductees from the Farin-Shinge community.
A dependable Source from the area, Abdulrahman Kulho Adamu who confirmed the attack said that six of his family members including his three elder brothers were among those who were abducted.
” The scene was unbelievable. While we were relaxing at the Market square, we saw many Motorcycles carrying at least three people on each and they were all armed with AK 47 magazine guns. The operation started around 3.48 pm and they left Kulho at around 6.07 pm.
“Many people were abducted. Six of my family members were abducted and they include my elder brothers Yakubu Kulho, Gambo Kulho, Haruna Nda kulho, my younger brother, Baba Nda Karami, my nephew, Mohammed Gaddafi and my elder brother’s wife, Salaha Haruna Kulho.
Another source from the area, Umar Mohammed who confirmed the raid to our Correspondent said that the gunmen stormed the area unaware and were unable to confront them and had to flee the area and could not be located till now.