LAGOS: At least 42 people were killed by gunmen who attacked on Sunday night a town in northwest Nigeria's Sokoto State, the state governor said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, governor of the state, said in a statement on Monday a group of bandits attacked on Sunday night the Goronyo town, the headquarters of the Goronyo local government area in the state, killing at least 42 people. "Between last night... till this morning, we were greeted with a very dastardly attack in the Goronyo local government area, particularly Goronyo township, where scores and tens have lost their lives and are still counting," Tambuwal said.

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