Armed criminals killed 60 people in a string of attacks on villages in the restive northwest of Nigeria, medics and residents said Thursday.
Dozens of gunmen — described locally as “bandits — riding motorcycles raided five villages in Sabon Birni district in Sokoto state late Wednesday, the sources told AFP.
“We received a total of 60 dead bodies and several people with gunshot injuries from the villages attacked by the bandits last night,” a nurse at the general hospital in Sabon Birni said.
A second medic gave the same toll and said “all the bodies had bullet wounds, most of them were shot in the head”.
Both sources asked not to be named as they were not authorised to speak to journalists on the incident.
Source: National News Agency