Police confirm 16 killed by terrorists in Kebbi attack

The Police Command in Kebbi State on Monday said that 16 persons and not 50 were killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in the attack on Dankade village on Friday.

Some online media (not The PUNCH) had reported that no fewer than 50 people were killed during the attack on Dankade village in Danko/Wsaagu Local Government Area of Kebbi.

However, the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, who confirmed the figure in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Birnin Kebbi, said that 16 people including a policeman and two soldiers were killed in the attack.

He said, “Thirteen civilians were killed and we also eliminated unknown number of bandits in the duel.”

Abubakar said that the terrorists also set some houses ablaze.

He said that investigation had commenced and called on the general public to assist the command with relevant information to facilitate the arrest of the bandits.

The police spokesman said that the police with the support of the public would evolve strategies to prevent the recurrence of such attack.

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