Dozens of people were killed in separate attacks in northern Nigeria.

Iran PressAfrica: In the northwestern state of Kaduna, at least 34 people were killed and seven wounded after gunmen attacked a village there.

“Unidentified gunmen attacked Madamai village in Kaura; 34 residents have been confirmed dead following the attack. Seven others sustained injuries,” state security commissioner Samuel Aruwan said on Monday.

"Troops came under fire before forcing the assailants to withdraw after an intense exchange," he said.

In the northwestern Sokota State, 22 Nigerian security personnel were killed in an attack on a remote army base.

Aminu Gobir, a member of the state assembly, told Reuters that 17 bodies were recovered on Sunday and an additional five were found on Monday. He said the dead were 14 soldiers, five police officers, and three members of a civil defense force.

Criminal gangs known locally as bandits have terrorized northwest and central Nigeria for years, but they have become more brazen in recent months and the military has renewed operations in the region.

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