No fewer than 200 armed bandits have invaded Kokoki village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, sacking the people from their homes, yans understands.
They reportedly beat some of them to the point that they became unconscious.
Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Ahmed Inga told Channels Television in a telephone conversation that he received a report from the area that the gunmen invaded the community on Monday, shooting indiscriminately in the air.
The NSEMA boss said the bandits are ransacking each house in the village, dispossessing the people of their belongings including food, clothing materials, cellphones, while also rustling their cattle.
Mr Inga who says no casualty has been reported yet, however disclosed that the villagers numbering over three hundred have fled their homes through the forest and crossing rivers.
Most of the victims are said to be women and children.
According to Mr Inga, some of them are currently taking shelter in a School at Kagara in Rafi local government area of the state.