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Bandits kill seven, abduct others in separate attacks in Sokoto

No fewer than seven persons were reportedly killed when suspected bandits attacked two communities in Sokoto State between Friday and Saturday.

The incidence according to a source in the state occurred in the Kojiyo community in Goronyo Local Government as well as Gwamatase village in Wurno Local Government of the state.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Nigerian Police Force in the state, ASP Ahmed Rufai, however, stated that at least three people were killed in the attack with one person injured.

He however could not confirm the attack in Kojiwo ward, in Goronyo Local Government area where five people were allegedly killed and many abducted by gunmen suspected to be bandits.

The PPRO in his response said he would get back once he gets the confirmation of the said attack.

Meanwhile, a resident of the area who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity said the incident happened on Saturday evening.

He alleged that apart from the killings of the five residents, many people were also abducted in the unfortunate attack.

“They attacked the village on Saturday evening where they killed five residents of the area instantly.

“They also abducted many people in the village,” he added.

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No fewer than seven persons were reportedly killed when suspected bandits attacked two communities in Sokoto State between Friday and Saturday.

The incidence according to a source in the state occurred in the Kojiyo community in Goronyo Local Government as well as Gwamatase village in Wurno Local Government of the state.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Nigerian Police Force in the state, ASP Ahmed Rufai, however, stated that at least three people were killed in the attack with one person injured.

He however could not confirm the attack in Kojiwo ward, in Goronyo Local Government area where five people were allegedly killed and many abducted by gunmen suspected to be bandits.

The PPRO in his response said he would get back once he gets the confirmation of the said attack.

Meanwhile, a resident of the area who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity said the incident happened on Saturday evening.

He alleged that apart from the killings of the five residents, many people were also abducted in the unfortunate attack.

“They attacked the village on Saturday evening where they killed five residents of the area instantly.

“They also abducted many people in the village,” he added.

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