Bandits have reportedly killed nine people and abducted five others in an attack on two villages in the Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
The attack happened on Wednesday night and the affected villages are Bare and Kojiyo.
The bandits were said to have stolen herds of cattle belonging to the villagers during the attack.
The gunmen also reportedly broke into shops and looted some assorted goods.
Sources said the corpses of the deceased have been buried, according to Islamic rites.
“They set the food stores on fire and took away their animals and other assets. Goronyo, we need urgent intervention from the government,” one of the villagers said.
When contacted, Sanusi Abubakar, the spokesperson for the state police command said he was not aware of the incident but would find out and get back to SaharaReporters.