Bandits invade Sokoto community, kill nine, abduct six
Bandits on Saturday killed nine people and abducted six others in the Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
Reports from the area indicated that among those killed by the bandits were eight men and one woman.
The villages attacked by the suspected bandits were Bejingo, Dantudu and Tulutu, all in Birjin ward.
The bandits also carted away herds of cattle belonging to the villagers.
It was learnt that the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites.
The burial was reportedly witnessed by political stalwarts from the area, including the council chairman, Alhaji Abdulwahab Goronyo; the state Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Bashir Gorau; a member of the state House of Assembly, Alhaji Ahmed Rimawa; and the District Head of Durumbi, Alhaji Durumbi Abdullahi.
The Sokoto State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, said the command had yet to receive a full briefing on the attacks.