Kebbi Police State Command has confirmed the killing of 88 people by Bandits in Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area of the state.
While confirming the incident to newsmen, the Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, revealed that the massacre of the people took place on Thursday in eight villages of the council.
According to him, the police are still counting the number of the dead, saying that the state police command had dispatched a detachment of the officers and men of the police force to the area.
“The killing took place in Koro, Kimpi, Gaya, Dimi, Zutu, Rafin Gora and Iguenge villages, all in Danko/Wasagu LGA of Kebbi State.
“Initially, the bodies recovered were 66 but as I am talking to you now, about 88 bodies have been recovered,” Abubakar said.
In April, bandits killed nine policemen, among whom was a Police DPO of Danko/Wasagu LGA in a process of responding to a distress call.