Minna – Some Terrorists suspected to be members of dreaded Boko Haram, have killed five local hunters and abducted many travelers at Garin Gabas in Rafi local government area of Niger State.
The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon when the terrorists ambushed the hunters who were responding to distress calls.
The Terrorists had blocked the ever busy Minna- Kontagora highway, forcing some of the travellers on the road to make distress calls to the hunters.
The abducted travelers were traveling to Kontagora from Minna, the state capital.
A source close to the town where the incident occurred, said on telephone that the terrorists came in with over 40 motorcycles and took over the highway.
According to our source, the number of passengers abducted could not be ascertained.
He said five vehicles were stopped by the terrorists, saying that all the passengers were taken away.
Aside ambushing and launching of surprise attack on the local hunters, our source said the terrorists overpowered them due to their numbers and the sophistication of their weapons.
Many of the hunters were equally injured during the attack.
Both the state government and the state police command are yet to react to this incident.