Gunmen kill 30 in Niger

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Over 30 have been killed by bandits in Kachiwe and adjourning villages in Sarkin Pawa in Munya local government area Niger State.

It was learnt that the villages were attacked by bandits who entered Niger from Sarkin pawa which boundary with Kaduna State.

The Secretary to the Niger state Government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane confirmed the attack in a telephone interview.

He however did not give actual number those who died from the attack.

Matane said that the incident is being investigated and the are on the trail the gunmen.

He added that the State Government is not resting on its oars to rid the State crime and criminality.

Niger Commissioner Police Monday Bala Kuryas also confirmed the attack, saying that has commenced to enable them track down the perpetrators of the criminal act.

According to him, a team policemen have been despatch to the area to protect Sarkin Pawa.