Bandits, who are believed to be fleeing from the ongoing military operation in Zamfara State, killed six persons in Tureta local government area of Sokoto State on Thursday.
Tureta, which shares a border with Zamfara, is also affected by the current shutdown of telecommunication services in the state.
It was reported that hoodlums also abducted several people during the early morning raid on a community.
It is claimed that the bandits deceived the residents to come out of their homes by calling for prayer. Upon sighting the residents, they started shooting sporadically, leaving six dead.
The Deputy Governor of the state, Maniru Dan’iya, had visited the area and condoled with the people on the incident.
He reaffirmed the state government’s determination to end banditry in the state.