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Suspected members of the Islamic State in West Africa have attacked three communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

The three communities, Gurmana, old Gurmana, and Ashirika, were attacked on Saturday morning at about 10:00am. 

Residents said the insurgents besieged the communities in bike and were shooting sporadically. 

It was gathered that the attack started in Gurmana where they reportedly killed two people and injured four persons before moving to old Gurmana where they rustled more than 200 cows.

The senator representing Niger East, Sani Musa, confirmed the incident, saying he had received reports of attack in Shiroro LGA.

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