Gunmen invade Sokoto community, kill over 28 persons.


At least Twenty-eight persons have been feared killed in Duma village, Tureta LGA, Sokoto state, following an attack by gunmen on the community.

The news of the attack was also confirmed by the Sokoto state government with the number of casualties on Friday.

According to the state government, the attack happened on Wednesday night, when bandits invaded the community and rustled livestock. And some residents reportedly kidnapped.

In a story monitored through NAN, a resident, identified as Garba Mailambu, told news agency that the gunmen rode on motorcycles and were firing sporadically, adding that some fleeing residents drowned as they dived into a nearby river.

Another resident said the bandits forced the abducted persons, which included mostly youths, to lead the rustled livestock out of town.

The gunmen also reportedly demanded large quantities of petrol as ransom to release the abducted persons.

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, paid a visit to the community on Friday.

Tambuwal, who led a team of security officers and other government officials, observed Juma’at prayers in the community, while special prayers were offered for the repose of the souls of the victims.

it would be recalled that just this week, the minority caucus of the lower and upper chamber have given president Buhari 6weeks to find a lasting solution to the hight level insecurity ravaging the country or face impeachment.

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