SOKOTO KILLING: DEATH TOLL HITS 43
Gunmen attack villages in sokoto state killing over 43 people.
Gunmen on motorbikes carried out multiple raids of villages in Sokoto State leaving over 43 people dead in their wake
Police commissioner Ibrahim Kaoje was said to have confirmed the death of 25 people in one of the raids, but the villagers gave another accounts of 18 more deaths.
Sokoto State top police officer Ibrahim Kaoje said Twenty five people were killed in four separate villages
Residents claim that another series of attack was also carried out overnight, left another eighteen people dead.
The weekend attacks marked an upsurge in waves of attacks by criminal gangs raiding villages and stealing livestock.