Police confirms the killing of 66 people by bandits in Niger State


The Kebbi State Police Command has confirmed the killing of sixty six people by Bandits in Danko/wasagu Local Government Area of the State.

The image maker of the command, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, who confirmed the incident to Radio Nigeria on Birnin Jennifer said, the massacre of the people took place on Thursday in eight villages of the council.

He said, the police were still counting the number of the dead but the command had already dispatched a detachment of the officers and men of the police force to the area.

According to him, the killing took place in Koro, kimpi, Gaya, Dimi, Zutu, Rafin Gora and Iguenge villages, all in Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

Radio Nigeria gathered that, majority of the people of the affected villages have escaped to nearby town of Riba for safety.

In April this year, Bandits killed nine policemen, among whom a Police DPO of Danko/Wasagu, in a process of responding to a district call.

Abdullahi Tukur

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