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Gunmen abduct 11 persons In Bauchi State


Details are emerging of the abduction of 11 people, including three babies, from a remote village in northern Nigeria's Bauchi State, a lawmaker and a relative of some of them have said.

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Gunmen seized the 11 from Tipchi village, about 120km (74 miles) north of the state capital, in the early hours of Monday.

Ilya Muhammad,  a relative of some of the victims, told BBC reporter that the abductors have demanded a ransom in a phone call.



Three women, four girls and a boy were abducted, along with the three babies, he added.

Three people were also wounded during the raid on the village, Mr Muhammad said.

A Bauchi state lawmaker representing the area, Abdullahi Sa'ad Abdulkadir, told me that police and troops have been deployed in an effort to rescue the 11.

The village is an area where there is thick forest, and many people have been kidnapped around there recently.

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