The Police Command in Sokoto State has confirmed the killings of five persons in villages of Isa and Sabon Birnin Local government areas of Sokoto state, Njenje Media News reports.
ASP Mohammed Sadiq Abubakar, The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, confirmed the killings to TVCNEWS in a telephone chat.
He said three persons were killed in Isa local government and two others lost their lives in Sabon Binni local government areas
Mr. Abubakar said the assailants suspected to be armed bandits invaded villages of Bargaja, shooting sporadically and carted away unspecified number of cattle that were latter recovered by men of the Nigeria security forces
He said the separate attacks happened simultaneously in the two neighbouring local government, but prompt response of the security forces led to the recovery of the rustled cattle