One Killed, 1,000 Cows Rustled As Armed Raiders Attack Niger Community


Sale Tambaya, a cattle herder in central Nigeria, grazes his cows. After his home state criminalized open grazing on Nov. 1, he and his family fled with their livestock to a neighboring state where grazing is allowed. Two of his sons died on the journey.

Banditry in Niger State took a different dimension on Monday night when raiders attacked Nakudna Village, Galadima Kogo under Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. killing one person.

Over 1,000 cattle were rustled from the community by the bandits who the people said numbered about 100 in an unspecified number of motorcycles.

Many people were injured in the attack by the raiders who invaded the town, shooting sporadically and brandishing dangerous weapons.

During the attack that lasted for hours, most of the villagers ran into the bush for safety.

Hundreds of people have been killed by bandits across most parts of Northern Nigeria in recent weeks, rendering hundreds of families homeless and resorting to begging for food and water for survival.

One eyewitness whose identity was not revealed for security reasons said;

 ‘I am sure the cows they carried are over 1,000 because they pack all the cows in the communities. They spent over three hours in that operation.

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