Gunmen kill 60 in Sokoto attacks

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.

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