JUST IN: Gunmen Attack Wedding, Abduct Bride, Eight Others

JUST IN: Gunmen Attack Wedding, Abduct Bride, Eight Others

A group of unknown gunmen have abducted a newly wedded bride, killing eight persons, and leaving several others injured in recent attack in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger state.
According to a resident of Ndakogitu community, who spoke the Punch on the condition of anonymity, the bandits armed to the teeth and numbered over 100 came into the town on Saturday night, ravaging the community through to Sunday morning.

“They (gunmen) came into our community and went to the venue of a wedding; they stole all the money realised at the ceremony and other valuables.The rampaging gunmen also rustled a number of cattle belonging to the villagers.”

Another source disclosed that the bandits shot at resident scampering for safety and were unable to escape with the stolen rustled cattle as the only bridge linking the community with Akare had collapsed, leaving them with no option but to abandon the animals and escape.

The vigilantes were reported to have mobilise themselves and confronted the bandits, who eventually killed six of the locals as a result of them being ill-equipped.

The Commissioner for Local Government and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar, confirmed the attack, saying he is yet to get the full details of the incident.

Some of the communities attacked are Egbako, Ndaruka, Ebbo.

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