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Bandits On Rampage Abduct Scores Of Farmers, Burn Tractors In Abuja

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Bandits, on Thursday, ran amock in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, burning two tractors and abducting about 22 farmers.

The incidents happened at Rafin-Daji community, Gurdi ward of Abaji Area Council of Abuja, which shares boundary with Zago community in Niger State.

Both communities are connected through river Gurara.

Saidu Yakubu, a farmer, who escaped the attack told Daily Trust that the incident happened around 2pm on Thursday.

He said bandits wielding AK -47 rifles attacked farmers that were cultivating their lands in the community.

He said the bandits shot sporadically into the air before whisking away the farmers and burning down two tractors on a large farm land in the community.

According to him, 13 family members were among the 22 abducted victims.

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