- Many locals were also injured during the attack that happened on Monday, the police in the State said
- The State police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ahmad Rufai, confirmed the attack.
At least three persons have been killed by suspected bandits in a fresh attack on Soro community, Binji Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
Many locals were also injured during the attack that happened on Monday, the police in the State said.
The state police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ahmad Rufai, confirmed the attack.
He disclosed that the bandits launched an attack on the Soro community but men of the command with the support of military operatives swiftly moved in and successfully foil the attack.
However, the police spokesman said the bandits out of frustration, set some houses on fire as a result of which three of the residents lost their lives while a few others sustained various degrees of injuries.
But some residents of the affected village said that the marauders regrettably successfully abducted several other persons.
“Eight people, who are mostly women were abducted and carried away on motorcycle by the bandits,” PUNCH quoted a local hunter as saying.
Some community members who spoke about the incident told newsmen that some vigilante groups who carried out a reprisal attack on a Fulani community led to a situation that forced the police commissioner, Ali Kaigama, to intervene and initiate a dialogue among the residents of the affected areas.