Bandits attacks on Kebbi communities leave 88 persons dead – Police


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Thursday was a dark day in some of the communities in Kebbi state following the confirmation from the police that88 people were killed by bandits in attacks on some communities in Danko-Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi state

In the statement by the police, through its spokesperson in Kebbi, Nafiu Abubakar, it further revealed that the death toll may rise as many people remain unaccounted for.

Mr Abubakar however revealed that the police had deployed more officers to the affected areas which he listed as Koro, Kimpi, Gaya, Dimi, Zutu, Rafin Gora and Iguenge all of which he described as difficult to access from Kebbi State.

Mr Abubakar said many persons were yet to be accounted for as many fled during the attacks to nearby communities for safety.

The official said following the recent invasion of parts of the state by armed bandits from neighbouring states, the police in Kebbi launched ‘Operation Ganuwa’ to forestall attacks on vulnerable communities.

He said the bandits have no known enclave in Kebbi State, “but usually came from Zamfara and Niger states and flee back to their bases after carrying out attacks.”

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