Saturday, February 8, 2020

100 Gunmen on motorbikes attack 3 Niger communities

Scores of gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have attacked Gurmana, old Gurmana, and Ashirika communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, in central Nigeria.

The armed men stormed the communities at about 10:00 am on Saturday, some on bikes and some on feet, shooting sporadically into the air, Channels TV reported.

Witnesses said the attack started in Gurmana where they reportedly killed two persons and injured four others before moving to old Gurmana where they rustled more than 200 cows.

The Senator representing Niger East, Sani Musa confirmed he had received reports of the attacks.

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