Gunmen numbering 100 have stormed some communities in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State.

The gunmen were reported to have invaded a wedding ceremony and
kidnapped the bride. Eight persons were killed and several others were
injured during the attack.

The communities attacked include Egbako, Ndaruka, Ebbo, Ndagbegi,
Tshogi, Gogata and Ndakogitu.

The attack which started on Saturday night, lasted up till the early hours
of Sunday with the bandits also rustling an unspecified number of cattle.

At Gbacitagi village, the bandits invaded a wedding ceremony,
kidnapped the bride, one other girl, carted away money and other
valuable items, and destroyed vehicles.

The gunmen were reported to have killed one person each at Ebbo,
Tsonfadagabi, Tsogi, and Kanko.