The Niger State Commissioner of Police, Dibal Yakadi, on Firday said gunmen kidnapped seven people in Munya Local Government area of the state.
Yakadi in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said two brothers, Alhaji Garba Yakassai and Alhaji Umar Yakassai and five others were kidnapped on two different occasions.
He said that Garba and Umar were kidnapped in a Toyota Corolla car with registration number YAB 669 GB, adding that the car was abandoned on a bush path.
Yakadi stated that five passengers in a Toyota Sienna commercial bus were equally suspected to have been kidnapped.
According to him, the kidnappers came in the morning with sophisticated weapons, shooting indiscriminately and blocked Minna-Sarkin Pawa road before taking the victims into the bush.
He said their identities were yet to be ascertained as special squad, mobile policemen and the police in Sarkin Pawa had been drafted to the bush to rescue the victims.
Yakadi, however, called on residents of the local council to offer useful information that would assist in the rescue of the victims