Suspected bandits kill one, abduct scores in Sokoto

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Suspected bandits have reportedly killed one person and kidnapped several others in Tangaza Local Government Area, Sokoto State.

This has been confirmed by the spokesperson of the state’s police command, ASP Sunusi Abubakar, on Saturday.

According to him, the ugly incident occurred on Friday evening.

“We received a report of an attack by unknown gunmen who stormed the headquarters of Tangaza LGA on Friday evening.

“The bandits killed one of the traders, abducted an unspecified number of persons and also carted away foodstuffs and drinks.

“However, investigations are currently going on and the police, working in collaboration with other security agencies to rescue the kidnapped persons and arrests the perpetrators of the act,” he said.

Reports claim the armed bandits shot sporadically, killing the trader on the spot while another young girl, who was hit by a bullet, was taken to the hospital.

Three other persons sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment in a hospital, according to the report.

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