Nigerian gangs kill 43 in several attacks: police

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Gunmen on motorbikes killed 43 people in waves of attacks in northern Nigeria, police said Monday, the latest violence by criminal gangs raiding villages and stealing livestock. 

“Twenty five people were killed in four villages,” said Ibrahim Kaoje, Sokoto state’s top police officer. 

Another series of attacks, also carried out overnight Saturday to Sunday in Sokoto state, left another 18 people dead, residents said.

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