Armed attacks on Nigerian villages, 30 killed

The Nigerian police have reported that an incident occurred on Saturday wherein numerous villages in the Sokoto region of the northwestern part of the country came under attack by armed assailants, resulting in the deaths of no less than thirty individuals, APA reports citing Telesurenglish.

Authorities in Sokoto have reported that the individuals who were targeted were affiliated with a community policing organization based in the Tangaza region within the local government area. Before the attacks, some members of the vigilante group visited the Azam village to caution the residents about potential violent outbreaks.

“However, the vigilante members overreacted and ended up beating some villagers,” said a statement released by the authorities. After that, the villagers “called for assistance”, it came “from armed men suspected to be bandits” on board 20 motorcycles.

“On getting the information that assistance was coming, the vigilantes withdrew to their various villages,” the statement said.

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency