By Muhammad Sabiu
At least 16 individuals were reported dead in a suspected bandits’ attack in Kebbi State’s Danko Wasagu Local Government Area on Friday.
Two soldiers, a police officer, and 13 people were murdered in the attack at Dankade village, according to the state’s police spokesperson, Nafi’u Abubakar.
The police spokeswoman further refuted reports on various news outlets that the incident resulted in 50 deaths.
Mr Abubakar, who confirmed the amount to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the incident happened on Friday at 3.00 p.m.
He claimed that suspected bandits from Zamfara infiltrated the community and terrorized civilians and security officers.
When the police patrol squads learned of the incursion, they mobilized to the village and engaged them in a gunfight, killing one of our officers and two army officers.
According to Mr Abubakar, the bandits also set fire to some homes.