- At least 12 persons have lost their lives in a fresh attack by gunmen suspected to be bandits in one of the northern states
- The police confirmed that the sad incident occurred at Rabah local government area of Sokoto state on Thursday, June 10
- Suspected bandits who have been terrorising many parts of the north also obstructed the Sokoto-Gusau road
ASP Sanusi Abubakar, the spokesman of the Sokoto police command, confirming the attack said the incident happened around 4:30 pm on Thursday, June 10.
According to him, nobody was abducted by the bandits, however, the assailants took the lives of no fewer than 12 people.
Bandits block major road
Meanwhile, bandits were said to have blocked Sokoto-Gusau road a portion between Bimasa and Lambar Bakuraon Sunday, June 13.
A motorist, confirming the incident to the news publication stated that the gunmen operated for almost two hours.
Bandits hit hard in the north
According to the report, eight people who are mostly males were kidnapped from one residence.
Hafsat Habib Kusfa, an eyewitness narrating the kidnapping revealed that around 12 am seven gunmen carrying guns and machetes broke into their home.
She explained that when the bandits needed to talk to their captives they spoke Fulani and Hausa language.
Suspected gunmen launch attack on five communities
In another big blow to Nigeria, about 51 people have lost their lives in the hands of suspected bandits.
They were killed after bandits attacked launched attacks on five communities in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state.
The communities include Kadawa, Kwata, Maduba, Ganda Samu, Saulawa, and Askawa.