Bandits have killed 17 people in Rimi village within the Yankari Game Reserve forest in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Thousands of people including women, children and the aged have equally begun to flee their homes following deadly attacks by armed bandits in many villages in the LGA.
The villages are around the newly discovered oil field in Alkaleri LGA.
A resident of Yashi village, Babawo Abdullahi told Daily Trust that the bandits stormed the village and opened fire on people shortly after Jum’aat prayers last Friday.
Abdullahi said the troops stationed in Duguri village were mobilised to the forest after the Rimi attack, adding that they had successfully tracked down the bandits and killed many of them on Saturday.