Suspected bandits killed 12 persons in Maikujera, Sokoto state’s Rabah local government district.
ASP Sanusi Abubakar, a spokesman for the Sokoto Police Command, confirmed the attack, saying it happened around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.
According to him, the assailants killed 12 persons.
He claimed, however, that no one had been kidnapped by the bandits.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, unidentified gunmen believed to be bandits were reported to have stopped the Sokoto-Gusau road once more.
According to a motorist who was among those stranded, the gunmen stopped the road between Bimasa and Lambar Bakura and operated for about two hours.
“Many of travellers had to stop at Bimasa until the bandits left,” he said
However, ASP Abubakar could not confirm the attack.