Armed bandits again returned to their game in Niger State on Monday when they reportedly kidnapped 19 persons including two ladies who were set to wed this weekend.
The incidence according to Daily Trust happened in Kutunku Village in Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State.
The bandits were said to have arrived in the community in the early hours of Monday, shooting to scare people of the village.
A source in the area told Daily Trust that the gunmen beat up residents during the operation.
The source added that a total of 11 males and eight females were among those who were abducted by the gunmen.
The community member further said that two of the abducted females were to be married off this weekend.
He added that bandits have not communicated to the families of the abducted persons.