Muggers attack invalded Niger village, beat villagers to unconscious

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday confirmed that armed robbers attacked Kokoki village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

As stated by the Director-General of the Agency, Mr Ahmed Inga, the muggers are more than 150 in numbers, shooting sporadically into the air while sending the people out from their homes.

He said the gunmen invaded the community in the afternoon time on Monday and are still there on Tuesday morning, adding that the villagers were subjected to torturing, while some were beaten till they became unconscious.

The NSEMA boss confirmed that the robbers looted each house in the village, dispossessing the people of their belongings including food, clothing materials, cellphones, while also rustling their cattle.

However, no casualty has been reported yet but villagers numbering over three hundred have fled their homes through the forest and crossing rivers and some of them are currently taking shelter in a School at Kagara in Rafi local government area of the state.

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