Scores killed as bandits attack Sokoto villages

Suspected armed bandits on Wednesday attacked villages around Gandi in
Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State, killing unspecified
number of people.

Also, some villages in the area were razed by the attackers and
residents displaced, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Confirming the incident, Cordelia Nwewe, Police Public Relations
Officer (PPRO), Sokoto Police Command, said that the Commissioner of
Police, Muritala Mani, and the medical personnel from the state had
moved to Rabah Local government area to assess the situation and
ascertain how many people were affected.

Nwewe said that further information would be communicated as soon as
the Commissioner of Police returns.

"Atleast eight persons were feared dead during the fracas, including
an elderly person who the bandits went to kidnap," he said.
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