Eight people were killed in a clash that ensued between armed bandits and local vigilante members in Isa area of Sokoto, police in the state have said.
Spokesman for the command, DSP Cordelia Nwawe, told journalists that no fewer than eight persons were feared dead during the fracas.
She said the state Commissioner of Police had visited the village to sympathise with the families of the victims of the attack.
However, report indicated that 13 people were killed as a result of the clash following a failed attempt by the bandits to kidnap an elderly man at Dan Tasango village in Gebe district on Saturday.
It was gathered that the elderly man had resisted the attempt which led to his being shot dead by the bandits.
The source said the development and other attacks led members of the local vigilante group to mobilise themselves to trail the bandits.