Suspected armed bandits on Wednesday attacked villages around Gandi in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State, killing unspecified number of people.
Also, some villages in the area were razed by the attackers and residents displaced, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Confirming the incident, Cordelia Nwewe, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sokoto Police Command, said that the Commissioner of Police, Muritala Mani, and the medical personnel from the state had moved to Rabah Local government area to assess the situation and ascertain how many people were affected.
Nwewe said that further information would be communicated as soon as the Commissioner of Police returns.
“Atleast eight persons were feared dead during the fracas, including an elderly person who the bandits went to kidnap,” he said.