Bandits kill 22, injure scores in Sokoto


Bandits have killed twenty-two people when they attacked Dangara village in the Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State on Wednesday.

The incident was confirmed by the Sokoto State Police Command.

The police said the attack also left about 20 people injured while another source indicated that foodstuffs, cows and other animals were also rustled.
Sokoto Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje, confirmed the incident, through the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Abubakar Sadiq.

Sadiq said, “Upon information received from Gangara Police Post that large number of bandits stormed Gangara village at about 1630hrs on motorbikes, the joint Operation Puff Adder and Military patrol teams were drafted to the scene, efforts were made by the bandits to ambush the response team but were unsuccessful, due to strategic response of the team to the laid ambush.


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