Reports from Kebbi state indicate that more than 60 residents of various villages in the state have been murdered by bandits.
The spokesperson for the state police command, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, confirmed the killing of the people adding that it took place in eight villages of Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area.
According to him, though, the police were still counting the number of the dead bodies, it had already dispatched a detachment of the officers and men of the police force to the area to restore calm.
The killing, it was gathered took place in Koro, kimpi, Gaya, Dimi, Zutu, Rafin Gora and Iguenge villages – all in Danko/Wasagu LG area of Kebbi State.
The report also indicate that majority of the people in the affected villages have escaped to the nearby town of Riba for safety.
It would be recalled that in April, Bandits killed nine policemen among whom was the Police DPO of Danko/Wasagu, local government area in a process of responding to a distress call.