Bandits on Sunday abducted 21 people at Yakila along Kagara-Zungeru road.
Eyewitness said the bandits attacked one of the buses of the Niger State Transport Authority and abducted all the occupants, except a woman and her child, at about 3pm on Sunday.
The Niger State Police Command spokesperson, Wasiu Ibiodun, is yet to respond to the incident.
The Director General of the Niger State Emergency Maganagement Agency, Mallam Ibrahim Inga, however, confirmed the incident when contacted on a phone.
Inga who was on his way from Kagara for the revalidation of his APC membership in company of the Chief of staff said they met the scene where the bandit operated.
He said they met a woman with her child who was left by the bandits who told them other 18 passengers in the bus have been taken away.
Inga said: “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.
He however promised to get back to our correspondent when he gets back to Minna and has more information.”