Suspected Gunmen on Saturday night killed about 18 persons across villages in Rabah local government area, of Sokoto state.
Also about four others were seriously injured in the attacks.
Chairman, Zakkat and Endowment Commission and whose is also a member, state committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Malam Lawal Maidoki, stated this to reporters on Sunday.
Malam Lawal Maidoki, said Chairman ,Rabah local government and a team of joint security operatives have been to Rakumni, Tsage and Kalgo for rescue operation.
He noted that they are also said to be assembling the corpses for burial.
Efforts to confirm the situation from the Sokoto Police Command spokesperson, DSP Sadik Abubakar proved abortive as his phone was not reachable.