Again, Bandits Attack 2 Local Government Areas in Sokoto, Kill 15 People

Again, Bandits Attack 2 Local Government Areas in Sokoto, Kill 15 People

  • Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has confirmed an attack in two local government areas of the state
  • Governor Tambuwal said 15 people were killed in Goronyo and Illela local government areas of Sokoto
  • According to the governor, the incident is a sad one and all hands must be on deck to ensure the activities of the bandits are curbed

Fifteen people have reportedly been killed in a fresh attack by some yet to be identified bandits operating in Sokoto state.

The bandits were said to have launched an attack in two different local government areas of the state between Sunday night and Monday, November 15, morning.

Aminu Tambuwal
Governor Tambuwal confirmed the killings Photo: Aminu Tambuwal
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Channels Television reports that the governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal who confirmed the attack said the two local government areas affected are Goronyo and Illela LGAs.

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Two attacks within a short period of time

Tambuwal said several residents in the area were killed during the attack which took place between the night of Sunday, November 14 and the morning of Monday, November 15.

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The governor made the disclosure while presenting the 2022 budget for the state to members of the Sokoto State House of Assembly.

TVC News reports that the governor while giving an update to the lawmakers said that 12 people were killed in an attack in Illela while three others were caught up in a different attack in Goronyo.

Condoling with families of victims of the attack, Tambuwal described the incident as a sad development.

One attack too many in Sokoto state

Meanwhile, previously reported that different bandits had launched an attack on the Goronoyo Market in Sokoto state.

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The attack was reportedly carried out by the bandits who rode on over 100 motorcycles, witnesses had said.

According to several eyewitnesses, people from various communities of the state had come together at the market for the weekly shopping when the bandits stormed the area killing over a hundred people.

Sources said the bandits had stormed the market area while shooting sporadically into the air leading to the death of many people engaged in either buying or selling of wares.

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Also, lawmakers of the Ninth Senate had observed a one-minute silence for the victims of bandits' attack at Goronoyo Market in Sokoto state.

The lawmakers were informed about the incident by their colleague Senator Ibrahim Gobir through a point of order made during the commencement of the plenary.

Gobir also told his colleagues that residents in various communities in the state now pay taxes between N1 million to N20 million to the bandits to avoid being attacked.


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