Abductors Demand N3m Per Person, Kidnap 3 And Kill 3 At Petrol Station In Niger
Armed Assailants attacked The Al-Amin Petroleum Filling Station in Pandogari town in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State on Saturday.
3 people were killed and the manager, Muazzam was kidnapped along with 3 other people, although 1 was released when the bike carrying him and a kidnapper, to their Alawa forest hideout in Shiroro Local Government Area, stopped working.
1 eyewitness gathered that on Tuesday the assailants came to the fuel station on motorcycles and operated between 8.30 and 9pm.
Suleiman Muhammad, a resident and eyewitness reported that one of those killed was an Abubakar whose was engaged to be married during the 2nd week of January.
Muhammad, who revealed to a PUNCH source over the phone said that “when the gunmen arrived the filling station, they shot into the air and operated for about 30 minutes.
The police and the military operatives attached to the area only got to the scene after the gunmen had left.
The abductors had contacted the community leader to demand N3m each before the two remaining victims would be released.”
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Niger State Command, Peter Sunday, confirmed the incident. He, however, said that only one of the three people shot by the kidnappers died while the remaining two were on admission at a hospital.
He also confirmed that three persons were abducted but said one of them was rescued by the police.