No fewer than 14 persons have been killed by gunmen at Ukuru Village in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger state, police authorities have announced.
The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, ASP Wasiu Abiodun made the disclosure in a state issued in Minna on Thursday.
He said on August 12, at about 15:30 hours, the command was informed that gunmen invaded Ukuru Village, opened fire on the natives and rustled several cattle in the process.
According to him, at the end of the shooting, 14 people were confirmed dead while five others sustained various degrees of injury.
He said that the injured were receiving treatment at Mariga General Hospital.
The Police Spokesman added that policemen and local vigilante were on the trail of the alleged cattle rustlers.