No fewer than sixty-six people were killed by suspected bandits at villages in Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi State, Northwest, Nigeria.
The affected villages are Koro, Kimpi, Gaya, Dimi, Zutu, Rafin Gora and Iguenge villages – all in the Danko/Wasagu Local Council Area of Kebbi State.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Nafiu Abubakar, confirmed the attacks on the eight villages.
The PPRO also said, the police were still counting the number of those killed by the unknown gunmen.
It had already deployed a detachment of officers and men of the Police Force to the area to restore normalcy.
Sources said, majority of the people in the affected villages, have escaped to the nearby town of Riba, to seek refuge.
( Editor, Omor Bazuaye)