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PHOTOS: Bandits kidnap wealthy businessman, kill 10 in Sokoto village

Residents mourn as Armed men suspected to be bandits attacked Amarawa village in Ilela local government area of Sokoto state on Monday, March 1 and killed ten persons while others sustained degrees of injuries.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the armed bandits who invaded the village on motorbikes, kidnapped a wealthy businessman but the villagers tried to free him.

BBC Hausa report disclosed that the bandits had warned the locals to stay away but they refused and attempted to free the man.

The attackers overpowered the locals, killing many including one man identified as Rabiu Mika Ilu before whisking the businessman away.

Speaking on the incident, the Sokoto state police command confirmed the attack.

The police also disclosed that they could not give details as investigation is ongoing.

However, the dead have been buried while those who sustained gunshots were in the hospital where doctors removed bullets from their bodies.

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