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Bandits kill 5, abduct 20 in Plateau



By Famous Ozobo

Some suspected bandits have killed no fewer than five passengers and abducted about twenty persons along the Sabon Gari-Kampani Road, Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The incident occurred during the weekend where the passengers were brutally killed and others abducted.

A source said a vigilante member was among those who were killed.

According to a resident, a vigilante member and one other were ambushed by the bandits, narrating that the other three persons were killed at a stop-and-search encounter.

He said the twenty others were kidnapped during the attack on the passengers.

According to the source, 20 passengers were kidnapped in the incident when the bandits attacked the passengers Sabon-Gari/ Kampani road.

The report said the vigilante member and the other person were on a motorbike from Sabon-Gari to Kampani when they were attacked and killed.

It was learnt the bandits abducted the twenty when the villagers were returning home after market hours.

However, Jos Police Command is yet to make official statement of the incident.