Armed criminals killed 60 people in a string of attacks on villages in the restive northwest of Nigeria, medics and residents said Thursday.
Dozens of gunmen riding motorcycles raided five villages in Sabon Birni district in Sokoto state late Wednesday, the sources told AFP.
Two medics from the local hospital said 60 bodies with bullet wounds had been brought to the facility following the attacks.
On Monday 18 people were killed when gunmen raided five other villages in Sabon Birni district, local officials said.
Authorities have previously launched repeated military operations and local peace talks to try to end the violence. Source: AFP