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Two Security Operatives, 16 Civilians Killed As Bandits Attack Kebbi Village

Nigerian Police

January 17, (THEWILL) – Gunmen suspected to be bandits have invaded Dankade village, Zuru emirate in Kebbi state killing at least 16 civilians, a one-armed policeman and a soldier.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, said the bandits were engaged by Police and the military, forcing the bandits to leave their targets.

Abubakar said the bandits, through another route, invaded Dankade village where they killed at least 16 civilians, including a policeman and a soldier and yet-to-be ascertained a number of civilians were also abducted by the bandits.

He said the assailants also set a number of houses ablaze.

“The Kebbi state police commissioner CP Musa Baba has since mobilised armed officers and men to the scene of the incident for an on the spot assessment of damages and restore normalcy at the affected village”, he added.