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At Least 66 Killed In Kebbi After Gunmen Attacks

At least 66 people are said to have been killed in attacks launched by gunmen on several communities in Danko-Wasagu local government area of Kebbi State.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Nafiu Abubakar said that the attacks took place on Thursday, but information about the incident could not get out due to the remoteness of the settlements.

Kebbi is in the northwest where bandits have been active in recent times.

The State has however been relatively safe compared to hotspots like Zamfara state.

Mr Abubakar said the police are currently tracking the perpetrators of the violence.

Meanwhile, bandits have attacked communities in Igabi and Chikun Local Government Areas of Kaduna State killing five persons and leaving two others injured.

A church building belonging to the Assemblies of God church and one house was burnt by the attackers during the operation.

This was confirmed by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.

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He said spouses of some pastors who also sustained injuries in the attack are presently receiving medical attention in a private facility and citizens will be updated on further developments emerging from the area.

Similarly, security agencies also confirmed the killing of three travellers and injuring of several others around the Lambar Zango area of Kaduna-Zaria Road in Igabi Local Government Area.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai in reaction condoled families of the deceased and prayed that God grants them eternal rest.

The Governor who further prayed for the speedy recovery of those receiving medical attention also directed the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency to carry out an immediate assessment at the church and the other affected building in Kabai village.

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