A police officer and many others have been killed after bandits attacked a community in Niger.
Over 13 persons have died after bandits attacked Beri town in Bobi district of Niger state.
The bandits also set ablaze a police station.
A police officer was among those killed in the tragic incident.
The attack was reported by the Niger State Emergency Management Agency in a memo on Monday and comes barely a day after about 200 students were kidnapped from a school in the state.
According to the emergency agency, the attack left several people injured.
The bandits also attacked Unguwan Malam Bako in Kotonkoro district and abducted an unconfirmed number of people, the agency added.
The agency listed the names of the deceased as: Idris Ahmed Kwata, Hadiza Umaru Tunga, Momi Dalladi, Ibrahim Dalkadi, Yau Dalladi, Saadiya Garba, Garba Umar Tashanjirgi, Hussaini Shuaib, Ayuba Garba, Abdullahi Jodi, Alhaji Isah Kasakohi and Fatima Nasiru Kwata.
Niger state, the largest in the country, is one of the worst affected states by banditry across the country.
In a statement on Sunday, Niger state Governor Abubakar Bello described the state of insecurity as a “war situation.”
“The situation has reached crisis level, in fact it’s a war situation that we have to confront without further delay,” he said.