Again, Bandits Storm Sokoto Communities, Kill 4, Abduct Many Residents

There’s palpable tension in Giyawa village, Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto state as suspected bandits reportedly launched an attack, killing four persons and abducting eighteen others.

The incident occurred in the week, throwing the entire community and the environs into pandemonium.
Goronyo is one of the local governments in the troubled Eastern Senatorial District of Sokoto State.
While confirming this incident, Sokoto State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ahmed Rufai said that eighteen persons were initially abducted by the assailant.
He also said seven of the abducted victims later escaped and returned to their community where many residents have fled for safety.
Though other sources from the affected community claimed that over thirty persons were abducted, the police maintained that only eleven persons were still with the attackers.
He assured that the police are on the trail of the assailants and are making efforts to ensure normalcy is restored in the affected community and environment.

Meanwhile, some of the residents of the community who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone disagree with the figures of persons abducted putting the figure at about 30.

Inuwa Yusuf, a resident of the area while speaking with our correspondent said, “It is not true, we have about thirty people kidnapped by these bandits who also rustle our livestock and made away with large numbers of them” he added.


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