More Than 60 People Killed by Suspected Gunmen in Sokoto Villages
Reports reaching Switch Nigeria have said that at least 60 persons were killed on Wednesday, after gunmen attacked the villages of Garki, Katuma and Kuzari, all under Sabon Birni Local Government of Sokoto State.
The total death toll remains unknown, as bodies are stil being recovered.
However, those who sustained serious injuries have been admitted at the General Hospital in Sabon Birni.
Similar attacks by armed bandits have become a common happenstance in this local government area, and has as a result, forced hundreds of people to flee their villages.
On Monday of this week, 18 people were killed in another attack at Faji, Lanjegu, Kadaye, Marakawa and Garin Ahmadu villages — about 15 to 20 kilometres from Sabon Birni town.
Some residents of the affected villages alleged that some of the armed attackers were herders, who used the occasion as their response to farmers’ efforts to prevent them from destroying their farms by grazing their heard.
Some persons have stayed back and have formed vigilante groups to fight the bandits.