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Gunmen kill dozens in attack on Niger village

In another attack, Gunmen have invaded Sarkin Pawa, headquarters of Munyan local government area of Niger state and killed about 30 residents.

The incident happened in Kachiwe village and spread to other adjourning villages in the area.

They were said to have arrived in the village on Motorcycles fully armed and started shooting sporadically to scare the villagers during which many people were killed

From Kachiwe Village, the bandits reportedly took their onslaught into the adjourning communities where many were also killed.

Secretary to the Niger State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, who confirmed the attack in Minna did not give the actual number of those who died from the attacks

He said the State Government is not leaving any stone unturned in its efforts to ridding the state of crime and appealed to Nigerllites to provide security agencies with credible information to succeed.

He also called on the Federal government to come to the rescue of the state”

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Monday Bala Kuryas, said the police have taken steps towards tracking down the perpetrators of the criminal act.

He said “A team of policemen have been dispatched to the area to safeguard lives and properties of people of Sarkin Pawa,”

Editing by Tola Oguneye