Gunmen Kill Three, Abduct Eight In Sokoto Village

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The Sokoto State Police Command has confirmed an attack carried out by gunmen that claimed the lives of three persons and left others injured in the Soro community, Binji Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

The state police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ahmad Rufai, while confirming the attack, disclosed that some gunmen suspected to be bandits launched an attack on the Soro community but men of the command with the support of military operatives swiftly moved in and successfully repelled the attack.

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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.

It was learnt from sources in the affected village 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,” a local hunter informed our correspondent.

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Some community members who spoke about the incident informed The PUNCH 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.

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