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One killed as Sokoto youths, bandits engage in shootout

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The Nigerian Police Force, Sokoto State Command has confirmed the killing of one person as youths of a Sokoto community resisted bandits from attacking their community on Saturday.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the state command, Ahmad Rufai, said the bandits while attempting to raid the Kwakwala community in the Sokoto metropolis, engaged in a shootout with youths of the area.

Rufai said, “Based on the report at our disposal, the suspected bandits numbering about 10 armed with cutlass and Dane guns attacked a community behind the main campus of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

“The youths of the area resisted the attacks and in the process, the armed bandits shot one of the youths named Usman who died instantly. Four other youths of the Kwalkwala and Dundaye community also sustained various degrees of injuries in the attack.”

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