Gunmen Invade Ukuru Village In Niger, 14 Dead, Injured


No fewer than 14 persons have been killed after gunmen invaded Ukuru Village under Mariga Local Government Area, Niger State.

According to the Spokesperson for the state command, ASP Wasiu Abiodun yesterday in Minna, the state capital, he said that on August 12 at about 3:30pn, 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, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Abiodun added that the injured were receiving treatment at Mariga General Hospital.
Abiodun added that policemen and local vigilantes were on the trail of the hoodlums.