Bandits kill six, abduct many on Sallah day in Sokoto

Eid-el-Kabir celebration in Tudun Doki village in Gwadabawa Local Government Area of Sokoto State on Sunday, turned into mourning after suspected bandits invaded the area, killing six and abducting many.

Spokesperson of the Sokoto State Police Command, Ahmed Rufai, who confirmed the incident, said the attack occurred in the early hours of the day, when Muslims were celebrating the holidays.

Rufai said six bodies were retrieved after the attack, and the number of persons abducted has not yet been ascertained.

“The village is far away from the main town. Accessing the village is very difficult because of the inability of vehicles to reach there. Most operations go there on motorcycles,” told TheCable quoted him as saying.

“We are only able to receive reports about the six people confirmed dead. It happened in the early hours of today and people would be going to mosques, so we cannot proceed to the field. We had to get the six people to the hospital, where they were confirmed dead.

“As I speak to you now, the DPO and his men have been mobilised to ascertain the number of abducted.”

Sokoto has been one of the epicentre of killings and kidnappings by bandit in the north.

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