A hunter has been killed while 30 persons have been kidnapped in Zazzaga Community, Munya Local Government Area of Niger State.

The Commissioner of Police in the State, Monday Bala Kuryas, confirmed the incident to Daily Trust.

He said it took place at 2am on Wednesday, adding that, “the police are already on the trail of the attackers to rescue the
kidnapped victims unhurt.”

However, the Munya Local Government Secretary, James Jagaba, confirmed that 68 persons were kidnapped, including women and children.

“They came in large numbers when the victims were sleeping and took control of the community. One person was killed, three were shot while 68 persons were kidnapped,” he said.

Another source from the community said the bandits operated from one house to another.

“A hunter was shot dead during gun duel with the criminals. We don’t know the whereabouts of the kidnapped persons. But security personnel comprising the police, military and vigilantes have been deployed in the community,” he said.

The insecurity in the country has taken a worse turn despite repeated assurances from the authorities.

On Monday, secretary to the Niger State government said five communities in Shiroro Local Government Area are under the control of Boko Haram.