The Kebbi State Police Command has confirmed the killing of no fewer than sixty six people in several villages in the Danko-Wasagu Local Government area of the state during a deadly massacre launched by bandits.
Reports say that most residents of the affected villages have escaped to nearby Riba town for safety.
The massacre was confirmed in a statement issued on Saturday by the state police spokesperson, DSP Nafiu Abubakar said the incident took place on Thursday in eight villages of the council.
DSP Abubakar also noted in the statement that the state police command had already dispatched a detachment of the officers and men of the police force to the area to restore normalcy.
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.”