About 30 people are feared dead in Goronyo township, the headquarters of Goronyo local government area, in Sokoto State.
According to reports, the assailants attacked the market in large numbers on Sunday night, shooting sporadically and killing several persons.
Reacting to the attack on Monday, Governor Aminu Tambuwal called for synergy between the army and other security operatives in the state as well as deployment of more resources.
“Between last night, yesterday evening till this morning, we were greeted with a very dastardly attack in Goronyo local government, particularly Goronyo Township, where scores and tens have lost their lives and still counting. We’re not sure of the figure. But it is 30 something,” he said.
The governor noted that the army chief has “come at a very trying moment for the army and the Nigerian nation. We’re faced and bedevilled by many security challenges in our own area here, particularly banditry, kidnapping and other associated crimes.”
Tambuwal also pledged that his administration will continue to support the army and other security operatives.
The latest attack is the third time in two weeks bandits have attacked a village market in Sokoto State.