At least five people have been killed as cattle rustlers went on a rampage in Gbada community in Kaure village in Shiroro local government area of Niger state.
The incident which occurred at about 3am on Monday reportedly left some villagers injured with others still missing.
An eyewitness, the rustlers numbering about 30 and armed with sophisticated weapons, stormed the community when the villagers were asleep, making it impossible for them to defend themselves.
According to a large number of cattle, sheep and goats were thereafter rustled, according to the .
The village, located on the border with Kaduna State, had come under attack by rustlers in the last couple of weeks following the joint military operation in that state which had made life unbearable for them there.