The Niger Police Command on Monday announced that one person was killed while four others were kidnapped, two persons each from Zazzaga and Masuku villages.
The acting Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Peter Sunday, disclosed this in a statement in Minna.
He said that the incident occurred in Munya and Shiroro Local Government Areas of the state.
Sunday said the 10-man gang reportedly stormed Zazzaga village and invaded the house of one Sale Danjuma. They abducted two people at the place.
While the gunmen were escaping with the two victims, Danjuma tried to stop them and was shot in the process.
Sunday said they shot dead Danjuma who tried to prevent the gunmen from kidnapping the two victims.
The spokesperson said that kidnappers also abducted two girls, Shekto Ali and Mai’aba Shehu in Masuku village.
Sunday said that the command has deployed law enforcement agents to the areas to fish out the victims and arrest the perpetrators.
“We have deployed plain-clothes operatives and uniformed policemen to work round the clock to enable us rescue those in the custody of the abductors as well as arrest the hoodlums and bring them to justice.”
He appealed to residents of the state to assist the command with necessary information that would lead to the arrest of undesirable elements.