Sources said that the attack which occurred on Monday evening had many other villagers injured.
It was gathered that over 100 gunmen stormed the four communities of Kurebe, Sabon Gida, Sararai and Rafin Kanya at different times on Monday.
“They seem to know who they were looking for. It was very terrible. I sustained an injury on my legs and I am currently receiving treatment”, he told The Nation on phone.
Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has confirmed the incident.
He lamented that terrorists have continued to have a field day in the council sacking the communities with gusto and crass impunity.
“Arising from the nefarious activities of these bandits, Internally Displaced Persons are conspicuously littered everywhere, helter-skelter and scampering for peace and safety. Unfortunately, nothing is being done by the authorities concerned to salvage the ugly situation,” he added.