Five Killed, Scores Abducted as Gunmen Invade Niger Community

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Five villagers among them two pregnant women have been killed by gunmen who raided Gidigori village in the Rafi local government area of Niger state.

The incident occurred between Tuesday night and early Wednesday when the armed men stormed the village.

It was gathered that several cattle were rustled by the rampaging terrorists who also set about 11 houses on fire.

An eyewitness told the links news that the terrorists raided the community riding on 25 motorcycles with 3 of them on each 

On arrival at the village the terrorists carrying sophisticated weapons including AK47 rifles  started shooting sporadically making the villagers to scamper for safety.

It was gathered that after raiding the village the gunmen headed towards Kaduna state attacking and robbing motorists of their valuable items.

Calls made to the Commissioner for Internal Security and Humanitarian Affairs Mr Emmanuel Umar were not responded to.

Also the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Wasiu Abiodun could not be reached for confirmation of the story.

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