Armed bandits have killed 12 persons in Maikujera, Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
ASP Sanusi Abubakar, spokesman of the police command, who confirmed the development on Sunday, said the incident happened around 4:30pm on Thursday.
Abubakar, however, said nobody was abducted by the bandits.
Meanwhile, some gunmen were said to have blocked Sokoto-Gusau road on Sunday.
A motorist, who was among those stranded on the road, told Daily Trust that the gunmen blocked a portion between Bimasa and Lambar Bakura and operated for almost two hours.
“Many of travellers had to stop at Bimasa until the bandits left,” he said.