Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed at least 66 people in the Danko-Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
According to the spokesperson of the state police command, Nafiu Abubakar, the massacre took place on Thursday in eight villages of the council.
Abubakar said though the police were still counting the number of the dead, the command had already dispatched a detachment of the officers and men of the police force to the area.
He said, “The killing took place in Koro, kimpi, Gaya, Dimi, Zutu, Rafin Gora and Iguenge villages, all in Danko/Wasagu LGA of Kebbi State.”
It was learnt that most of the people of the affected villages have escaped to the nearby town of Riba for safety.
In April, bandits killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), eight other policemen and two members of a local security group, Yansakai, in Sakaba Local Government Areas of Kebbi state.
The DPO killed was identified as Jimoh Abdullahi.