Protesting youths on Monday, May 24, vandalized and burnt the Gauraka police station in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger state over the abduction of 15 persons by bandits.
Fifteen (15) people were reportedly abducted by bandits in the Gauraka community when bandits in their large number stormed the community and abducted the residents.
The bandits were said to have moved from house to house to forcefully drag their victims out of their homes, a pregnant woman was said to be among the abductees.
An unspecified number of persons were said to have sustained injuries while an unspecified number of people were said to have been killed in the incident as a result of the attack
The youths who were protesting over the increasing spare of abductions in Suleja and Tafa local government areas took to the road on Monday morning blocking the Kaduna-Abuja express way.
The youths also went further to vandalize the police station and set it on fire for its incompetence in securing the lives and properties of the residence after consistent attacks on residents
The incident was confirmed in a press statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun, saying that efforts are being made to rescue the victims while expressing dismay over the burning of the Gauraka Police outpost by the protesting youths.
The statement reads: “At about 0635hrs of the same date, some miscreants blocked both sides of Abuja–Kaduna expressway, protesting the recent cases of kidnapping in the community. The miscreants later extended the protest to Gauraka Police outpost, vandalized and set it ablaze.”