According to national media reports, gunmen, whose identity has not yet been determined, attacked 5 villages in Niger state.
25 people lost their lives in the attacks, and many more were abducted.
Niger State Police Spokesperson Wasiu Abiodun confirmed the attacks and stated that security forces were dispatched to the region in cooperation with the police and the army.
Although kidnapping is punishable by the death penalty in Nigeria, kidnappings for ransom are common.
As part of the fight against the growing security problem in the country, the payment of ransom to armed persons was prohibited.