Gunmen Kill 17 Locals, Abduct Several In Attack On Niger Villages

A file photo of a man holding a gun.

 

No fewer than 17 people have been killed after a group of armed men attacked two villages in Niger State.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Matane, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Monday.

While the attack left three others injured, the whereabouts of about 18 villagers are unknown. They were said to have been abducted by the gunmen.

The affected villages – MazaKuka and Kulhu villages – are located in Mashegu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Matane explained that the gunmen killed 16 people in a mosque in…

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