More than 60 people have reportedly been killed, after gunmen attacked Garki, Katuma and Kuzari villages under Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State on Wednesday night.
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According to reports, those who sustained life-threatening injuries are currently receiving treatment at General Hospital, Sabon Birni.
More corpses are said to be deposited at the hospital’s mortuary, while residents who survived the attack have fled the communities.
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Unconfirmed reports say 18 people were killed on Monday in another attack at Faji, Lanjegu, Kadaye, Marakawa and Garin Ahmadu villages, about 20 kilometres from Sabon Birni town.
The villagers alleged that some of the armed attackers are herders, who used the occasion as their response to farmers’ efforts to prevent them from destroying their farms by grazing their herd.