Unknown gunmen suspected to be cattle rustlers have killed 6 in Kukoki community, The gunmen reportedly stormed the community and made away with about 700 cattle. The Kukoki community, Shiroro Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger state has been attacked by some suspected cattle rustlers.
Mark Jagaba, the council’s chairman, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, November 16. He said that four Fulani’s and two Gbagyi’s were killed while several women and children were injured.
He said that members of the community reported that the suspects, numbering about 50 and armed with dangerous weapons, stormed the community at about 7.00 a.m. shooting sporadically. Mr. Jagaba said the cattle rustlers stole over 700 cattle and undisclosed number of goats and sheep before fleeing the community.
He said the attack came barely three weeks after nine people were killed in a similar incident in Kurebe and Kwaki Chukuba wards of Shiroro Local Government Area.
The chairman appealed to security agencies in the state to assist a vigilante group in the area to curtail cattle rustlers and indiscriminate killings of innocent lives.