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Over a dozen communities attacked by gumen in Nigeria

From March 26-28, a band of over 300 unknown gunmen riding on motorcycles raided about 15 communities across several local government areas of Niger State, located in central Nigeria.


The gunmen assembled on Saturday afternoon, March 26, in the locality of Shiroro and later moved to the locality of Munya, where they began their attack on the Chibani people and abducted 30 people, including women and children.   

According to sources close to the Chibani community, those abducted were rounded up in their various homes at about 8:00 pm on Saturday. A man was shot when he tried to escape.   

The mob also abducted a Catholic priest and three others along the Minna-Sarkin Pawa highway. The priest was returning to the state capital of Minna after evangelizing to some surrounding communities when he encountered about 50 of the armed men and was abducted, along with his companions.   

An eighty-year-old man was set ablaze in his room by the gunmen when they burned the Zagzaga community in which he lived. Many others in his community were forced to flee to the bush.   


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