Several people were killed by the suspected Fulani herdsmen, who on October 31 raided Gbada community in Kaure, Shiroro local government area of Niger state. The Punch reports that the attack was carried out at about 3a.m and that several locals were also wounded, while others are still missing. The heavily armed gunmen, numbering over 30, reportedly invaded the community at about 3a.m when the villagers were deep asleep. The herdsmen also stole several cows.

Senator David Umaru, representing Niger East, has criticised the attack, defining it as “barbaric and heinous,” though appealing to the security agencies to bring the wrongdoers to book. Umaru said that he got a call from some members of the community informing him of the raid of the gunmen and he quickly warned the police command in the state.

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