At least 14 people have been killed when gunmen invaded a village in Nigeria’s north-central state of Niger, police said.
Five others sustained gunshot wounds during the incident on Wednesday at the Ukuru Village, Xinhua news agency quoted Wasiu Abiodun, a spokesman for the police, as saying on Thursday.
Abiodun said the gunmen were suspected to be bandits.
They rode into the village on more than 50 motorcycles one night before the attack, according to Ashafa Maikera, leader of the village’s local vigilante group.
Maikera said so far 13 male bodies and one female body had been recovered following the attack.
Four among the local vigilante group members were also among the dead victims, he added.
The police said they have launched an investigation into the attack.