Police confirm killing of traditional ruler, two others By Bandits in Sokoto


Sokoto State Police Command yesterday confirmed that gunmen attacked a community in Illela Local Government Area of the state

According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abubakar Sanusi, the gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked a community in Sokoto killing the village head of Tunga and two others in Illela LGA of the state on Wednesday.

He said the command had dispatched men of Operation Puff Adder to the areas

Additionally, a source who spoke in the news, confirmed that the bandits attacked the village during the sunset prayer on Wednesday.

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He further disclosed that the attackers operated unchallenged for more than an hour before they left. In a related development, it also gathered that Nasarawa village in Sabon Birni Local Government Area was attacked the same day however no life was misplaced.

A resident of the community, Ibrahim Adamu, who spoke in the news, stated the attackers came by foot around 10:30 pm.

“They ransacked all our houses, collecting money and other materials.

“They also flogged married women whose husbands fled the assault,” he stated

Adamu added that nobody was killed or kidnapped within the area but they rustled all their animals.



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