Bandits run riot in Sokoto, kill 3, sack 8 villages

By AdvocateNews on 24/05/2021

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Suspected bandits have killed three persons at Garin Zogo village in Sabon Birni local government of Sokoto state.

They also sacked eight villages in the local government area.

Confirming the attacks, the councillor representing the areas, Ibrahim Saraki said Garin Zogo was attacked on Friday around 10:30pm.

“They killed three persons and injured one. They also rustled animals, broke into many shops and carted away unascertained number of goods,” he said.

According to him, the marauders also attacked Nasarawa, Gidan Idi and Rambadawa villages on Saturday where they injured three person and rustled animals.

He added that, the gunmen further broke into homes of residents of the area and dispossessed them of their belongings.

“We are not living in peace in our communities any longer because the killing is taking place everyday.

” As I am talking to you now our people no longer sleep in their homes. They spend their night in Sabon Birni town and return in the morning, including me.

“And there are some villages that are completely deserted like Rambadawa, Garin Idi, Tudun Wada, Nasarawa, Tamindawa, Garin Ango, Tsaunar Dogo and Tashalawa,” he said

He however, appealed to the state government to come to their rescue.

The Special Adviser to the Council’s chairman on Security, Lamiru Umar while corroborating this said, some of their people were currently taking refuge at Tsululu village in Niger Republic.

The spokesman of the Sokoto Police Command, ASP Sunusi Abubakar could not be reached for comment --DAILYTRUST

Posted 24/05/2021 03:35:17 AM


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