Gunmen attack Fulani settlement in Niger, kill residents, set houses ablaze

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At least nine persons have been killed while houses razed down as gunmen attack Fulani settlement in Mashegu Local Area of Niger State.

learnt that the attack occur on when large number of armed invaded the area and opened fire on Fulani herdsmen.

According to , unspecified number of cattle, and other valuables including a motorcycle were taken away by the hoodlums.

When contacted by OMADAILY, the Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the .

According to the PPRO, the Commissioner of police in the state had deployed tactical team to the area to forestall further attacks and also to bring the perpetrators to book.

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The police spokesman called on of the state to help the security agencies with relevant information as the command towards restoring peace in all areas facing unrest.


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