21 passengers heading to Minna, capital of Niger State, were abducted in broad daylight.

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A witness said a student, who tried to escape was shot dead while some others sustained injuries but Daily Trust cannot independently verify this claim.

The incident happened 48 hours after 21 passengers heading to Minna, capital of Niger State, were abducted in broad daylight.

While they were released on Tuesday, news of fresh abductions in the state broke.

The high rate of insecurity in the country has been a source of concern but all efforts to check the trend have not yielded the desired results.

Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari replaced the service chiefs he appointed in 2015 but insecurity has continued under the new service chiefs.

Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi Yobe State, and Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, are some of the schools where gunmen have abducted students in the past.

21 passengers heading to Minna, capital of Niger State, were abducted in broad daylight.

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