Gunmen kill 14 in Niger community, rustle several cattle
By Our reporter
Aug. 13, 2020 – The Niger State Police Command has confirmed 14 persons killed by gunmen at Ukuru Village in Mariga Local Government Area of the state.
ASP Wasiu Abiodun, The command’s Public Relations Officer of the Command confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday in Minna.
According to ASP Abiodun, on Aug. 12, at about 15:30 hours, the command was informed that gunmen invaded Ukuru Village, opened fire on the natives and rustled several cattle in the process.
He said that at the end of the shooting, 14 people were confirmed dead while five others sustained various degrees of injury.
He said that the injured were receiving treatment at Mariga General Hospital.
The Police Spokesman added that policemen and local vigilante were on the trail of the alleged cattle rustlers.