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Suspected terrorists kill three, abduct three in Niger

Suspected terrorists have killed three persons and abducted another three in an attack on Kuta town in the Shiroro Local Government Are of Niger State.

It was learnt that the local government chairman, Akilu Kuta, escaped being abducted when the terrorists invaded some communities surrounding Kuta town.

The attack came 24 hours after the killing of the councillor of Allawa ward in the Shiroro LGA by terrorists.

The council boss, who was en route to Minna via Egwa-Kuta road with the Niger State All Progressives Congress assistant youth leader, Suleiman Galkogo, narrowly escaped the attack, while their vehicle was damaged by gun bullets.

Among those abducted were a woman and her daughter-in-law in Bmanape community.

The terrorists reportedly rustled several cattle and blocked the highway at Egwa village causing motorists to turn back in haste when they were sighted.

Following the incident, the Shiroro local government chairman declared a 7pm to 7am curfew in Gwada and its environs.

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