74 Considered Dead In Sokoto Attack

The death was an attack by gunmen on three villages in Sokoto State on Wednesday.

The death toll so far has is 74.

In village called Garki, 25 people were killed while in Dan Aduwa Village, 13 persons were slaughtered.

The assailants also killed six persons in Kutama Village while one person was abducted by the gunmen.

Twenty-five corpse were found at Kuzari village while at Masawa Village five persons including children were killed.

Many persons severely injured are currently receiving treatment at Sabon Birni General Hospital.

The corpse recovered are currently being prepared for burial.

The villagers affected have fled to safety and families are not sure of the fate of their loved ones.

Some residents of the affected villages alleged that some of the armed attackers were herders, who used the occasion to attack farmers preventing them from grazing their herd on their farmlands.

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