In Zamfara state, bandits attacked six villages, killing dozens of people.
In a tweet, Governor Bello Matawalle’s press secretary, Jamilu Magaji, announced the new attacks.
Bandits targeted villages in two Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state, according to Magaji.
Damaga, Jihiya, Shandame, Gidan Runji, and Daki Hudu are the villages he named in the Maradun LGA.
Kizara, in the Tsafe LGA, was the sixth village to be hit.
Governor Bello Matawalle had to cut short his visit to Sokoto on Friday, according to Magaji, to attend to the latest tragedy.
The attacks were condemned by Matawalle. According to Magaji, the governor paid a visit to Maradun town to express his condolences to the families of those who died as a result of the attacks.
He also told the state’s security agencies to come up with new ways to combat bandits in the state.
The governor dispatched a delegation to Tsafe, headed by deputy governor Mahadi Gusau, to express condolences to the victims of the attack in Kizara village.