25 Victims Of Bandits’Attack Buried In Sokoto

25 Victims Of Bandits’Attack Buried In Sokoto

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal yesterday attended the funeral of 25 persons killed in fresh attacks unleashed on three communities by bandits in Rabah Local Government Area.

Tambuwal together with heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and government officials later condoled the families of the victims after the burial held at Gandi town.

The bandits, who were in large numbers, raided Kalhu, Tsage and Geeri villages near Gandi and killed the 25 persons.

The attackers were said to have engaged in indiscriminate shooting from around 5p.m. on Saturday till Sunday morning, after which they carted away hundreds of cows, sheep and other valuables.

Rabah has been experiencing bandits’ attacks in recent time, with people losing their lives while many others who were rendered homeless now taking refuge at an Internally Displaced Persons camp in Gandi.

Tambuwal pledged that the government would take more measures “to end such uncivilised and barbaric attacks”, and urged community members to assist security agencies with useful information to track the bandits.

But, speaking to reporters, Sokoto State Commissioner of Police Ibrahim Kaoje said four persons, including a woman informant, who pretended to be a lunatic, were arrested.

Kaoje said a joint security operation was in progress to contain banditry and other crimes in the state.

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep shock and sadness over the death of scores of people in the banditry attacks.

The President, who was briefed about the incident and the arrests so far made by the police, condoles with Tambuwal and the people of the state over the tragic incident.

The Chairman, IDPs’ Welfare Committee, Malam Lawal Maidoki, said relief materials had been delivered to the victims

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Source: The Nation

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