Bandits Assassinate 15 People in Sokoto and Kidnap Women.

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Bandits Assassinate 15 People in Sokoto and Kidnap Women.

At least 15 people have been killed in attacks on Sokoto State communities.

Some women were also kidnapped during the recent attacks.

NewsReport gathered that Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal commented on the attacks, naming Gornyo and Illela as some of the affected communities.

On Monday, Tambuwal told the State House of Assembly, “Let me start by condoling the people of Goronyo and Illela Local Government Areas over the last night attacks by bandits who killed 12 people in Illela and three people in Goronyo.

“According to the governor, security challenges were hindering their efforts to develop the state, assuring that they would remain focused in providing security for lives and property in the state.


Speaking to Daily Trust, a member representing the Illela constituency at the state House of Assembly, Bello Isa Ambarura, said three communities were attacked by bandits in his area.


“It is indeed a calamity. The situation requires God’s intervention. We have resorted to prayers,” he said


The communities attacked by the marauders in Illela include Runji, Kalmalo, and Munwadata.


According to the member, the bandits also abducted several others.


The Chairman, Goronyo Local Government Area, Alhaji Abdulwahab Goronyo, said three persons were killed at a village called Kojiyo in the area.


He added that the bandits kidnapped three women in the area.




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