Forty-three people were killed Sunday evening in an attack on a market in northwestern Nigeria by armed men, local authorities said Monday evening who had earlier claimed that "dozens" of people had perished. .

"43 people have been confirmed dead as a result of the attack by bandits in the village of Goronyo in Sokoto state," Sokoto government spokesman Muhammad Bello said in a statement.


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