Eighteen passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) have been abducted along the Yakila village in Rafi Local Government Area of the state on Sunday by bandits.
According to reports the passengers were headed to Minna, the state capital from Kotangora when the incident happened.
The Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Mallam Ibrahim Inga, confirmed the incident during a telephone interview.
“The only thing I can tell you now is we have rescued the woman and her baby and she is in the vehicle with us and we are on our way to Minna.
“She told us that the bandits blocked the way and went away with other 18 passengers in the bus.
“No government official was among those kidnapped. I can’t give more than that for now because the woman is traumatized and we cannot be asking her too many questions for now,” Inga said.