No fewer than 15 people including two policemen and an Islamic cleric have been killed by bandit in in Beri village, Mariga local government area of Niger State on Monday.
It was gathered that about 600 bandits on motorcycles invaded the village at about 7am and operated up till 11am without any resistance.
The Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Ahmed Inga, confirmed the attack in a memo sent to newsmen on Monday.
Those who lost their lives to the incident included Idris Ahmed Kwata, Hadiza Umaru Tunga, Momi Dalladi, Ibrahim Dalkadi, Yau Dalladi, and Saadiya Garba.
Others were Garba Umar Tashanjirgi, Garba Umar Tjirgi, Hussaini Shuaib, Ayuba Garba, Abdullahi Jodi, Alhaji Isah Kasakohi; Fatima Nasiru Kwata among others.
Inga noted that the bandits also attacked Unguwan Malam Bako in Kotonkoro district and abducted an unspecified number of residents.