Updated: Death Toll in Kebbi Bandits Attack Rises to 88 as Police Give Fresh Update

Updated: Death Toll in Kebbi Bandits Attack Rises to 88 as Police Give Fresh Update

- Kebbi state has been thrown into mourning as armed bandits launched devastating attacks in Danko-Wasagu local government area

- The bandits attacked eight villages, killing at least 88 people, according to the Kebbi state police command

- Nafiu Abubakar, the spokesperson of the police command, said the tragic incident happened on Thursday, June 3

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Danko-Wasagu LGA, Kebbi state - The Kebbi state police command says 66 people were killed by armed bandits in the Danko-Wasagu local government area of Kebbi state.

According to Daily Trust, the spokesperson of the command, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, said the massacre took place on Thursday, June 3, in eight villages of the council.

Bandits Run Riot, Kill 66 People in Fresh Attacks on 8 Villages in Kebbi State
Police say armed bandits kill 66 people in eight villages in Kebbi state. Photo credit: Kebbi State Government of Nigeria
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Abubakar had earlier put the number of deaths at 66 but noted that the police were still counting the number of those killed in the tragic incident.

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In an updated report by The Cable, the police spokesman was quoted to have said:

“Actually, not 66. It’s 88 now. We have gotten addition.”

He added that the command had already dispatched a detachment of police operatives to the troubled area.

His words:

“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 the majority of the people of the affected villages have escaped to the nearby town of Riba for safety, The Nation also reported.

The police had earlier said

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Legit.ng gathered that Ganduje said this at a meeting with the service chiefs at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

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According to him, the Nigerian leader has failed in managing the country's challenges as well as leadership and foreign objectives policy.

The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) went on to state that he gave the current administration a pass mark in infrastructure because of some completed road projects.

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