Bandits have killed no fewer than sixty-six persons in eight villages of Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
The state police command spokesperson, DSP Nafiu Abubakar who confirmed the development, added that operatives have been deployed to the affected areas to restore calm.
He added that the police were still counting the number of the dead bodies hence an exact figure on the number of casualties can’t be confirmed yet.
However, Naija News gathered that some residents and those close to the villages already attacked have abandoned their residencies and fleeing to safe areas, particularly, Riba town.
It was also gathered that the villages affected in the bandit’s attack are Koro, kimpi, Gaya, Dimi, Zutu, Rafin Gora and Iguenge villages.
It would be recalled that in April, bandits killed nine policemen including the DPO of Danko/Wasagu, local government area.
Meanwhile, Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government for banning Twitter in Nigeria indefinitely.
Naija News recalls that the Federal Government on Friday suspended, indefinitely, the operations of microblogging and social networking service, Twitter.
Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement signed by his media aide Segun Adeyemi.
The minister cited the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
He also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria, it added.
Reacting while speaking to Daily Post on Saturday, Sheikh Gumi urged the Buhari government to be mature in accepting criticisms.
He stressed that social media platforms have allowed both the government and the citizens to always state their sides on issues.