- Leaders in Sabon Birni local government area have written President Buhari over the security crisis in Sokoto state
- The leaders said the mindless killings by terrorists have left them traumatised, recalling the killing of 80 people in just one night by the criminals
- The letter came hours after bandits had ambushed a vehicle, set it on fire and watched the passengers burn to death
Sabon Birni, LGA - Prominent leaders in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state under the auspices of Gobir Development Association have written President Muhammadu Buhari over the mindless killings of their people by terrorists.
In the letter released on Wednesday, December 8, the leaders said they felt traumatised and demoralised by the killing of their people by the terrorists.
The terrorists are said to be operating in three local governments in Sokoto East Senatorial Districts: Isa, Sabon Birni and Goronyo as well as Shinkafi local government area in Zamfara.
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80 people murdered in a single night
In the letter, the leaders lamented that 80 people were gruesomely murdered in cold blood in a single night at Garki Village, 5 kilometres away from Sabo Birni.
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They accuse a notorious bandit, Bello Turji, and his boys of being responsible for the killing of their people and destruction of their means of livelihood.
According to the leaders, the bandits have become more daring that they now impose themselves as rulers and collect taxes and other things.
The leaders promised to accord the security agencies all necessary assistance in discharging their duties.
Wasiu Ademola Oyeniyi said:
"Now from Borno to Sokoto? Oh Allah, help our leaders win this war."
Mohammad Bamalli said:
"Security Architecture of Nigeria is overwhelmed. Nigeria govt have to employ more personnel."
Abu F. Isaac said:
"Silence is no longer golden. We must not always continue to wait for Bishop Kukah to speak up on our behalf and face criticism because he is a priest. We all need to speak up. Enough is enough."
Itoro Orok said:
"Such a disheartening thing. The media chief 1 & 2 are busy defending what others are saying about the President instead of them getting these type of horrible events across to the ears of the Commander-in-chief to command what is to be commanded."
Armed bandits reportedly set ablaze scores of passengers in Sokoto state
Meanwhile, Legit.ng notes that the letter by the Sokoto leaders came hours after bandits had ambushed a vehicle, set it on fire and watched the passengers traveling from Sabon Birni local government area to Sokoto town burn to death.
The incident which occurred at about 9am on Tuesday, December 7, happened around Gidan Bawa village where the terrorists blocked the road and set the vehicle ablaze.
The Sokoto state police command spokesperson, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, confirmed the tragic incident.