No fewer than 17 people were kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in three communities in Bassa/Kukoki ward of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger state.
The latest victims were kidnapped on late Saturday night in Madagwa, Wongo and Marenje Communities.
The kidnappers stormed the communities at different times late on Saturday night and early Sunday morning to carry out the attack.
Five persons each were abducted from Wongo and Marenje communities while about seven people were abducted from Madagwa.
The Co-convener, Concerned Shiroro Youths, Sani Abubakar Yusuf Kokki confirmed the abduction saying that the whereabouts of the victims were not known yet.
He described the abductions as disheartening and unfortunate saying that it is unfair that the locals have been left to their fate.
Kokki lamented that kidnappings and other related criminal activities have become commonplace in the entire Rafi and Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.