Nigeria, Nov. 12 -- Gunmen attacked a 12-year-old herder, Mohammed Muhammed and cut off his two hands in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State.

The incident occurred on Tuesday while the teenager was grazing cattle at Kwashimi.

Three armed persons attacked Mohammed, and amputated his two hands, his father, who only identified himself as Muhammed, told PREMIUM TIMES.

"The attackers ran after him, violently cut off both of his hands and inflicted a knife wound on his neck before callously abandoning him.

"Mohammed's plight went unnoticed until the next morning when the cattle returned home without him. Concerned, his siblings formed a search team, following the tracks of the cattle.

"They discovered a trail of blood leading them t...