Tears, Mourning as Bandits Kill 3 Police Officers, Others in Sokoto

Tears, Mourning as Bandits Kill 3 Police Officers, Others in Sokoto

  • An attack by some yet-to-be-identified bandits in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto state has left nine people dead
  • The bandits were said to have launched the attack on the popular Yar Bulutu weekly market in the area
  • The attack by the bandits in the marker left three police officers and six other people in the location dead

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Three police officers have been reportedly killed during an invasion of the Yar Bulutu weekly market in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto state by some bandits operating in the area.

Daily Trust reports that the bandits invaded the popular Sokoto market on Monday, December 5, killing the police officers and six other persons.

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Usman Baba, Nigeria Police Force, Sokoto state, bandits, police officers killed
Some police officers have been killed in an attack by bandits in a Sokoto market. Photo: Nigeria Police Force
Source: UGC

It was gathered that the attack happened at 12.30 pm on a day, the president was expected in the state to declare the Chief of Army Staff’s 2022 conference open.

Sokoto lawmaker confirms the attack

Speaking on the incident, the lawmaker representing Sabon Birni South at the Sokoto, state house of Assembly, Sa’idu Ibrahim, said the attack was carried out by the bandits who invaded the community with about 20 motorcycles.

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Ibrahim said that each of the bandits riding its own bicycle carried three persons.

His words:

“First they went to where the mobile policemen who were guiding the market were stationed. They killed two of them and set one of their vehicles on fire.
“They later killed another policeman who ran into the bush, dragged his body from the bush and throw it into the burning vehicle. They also killed three other persons in the market and injured several others.

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“Right now I am with one of my brothers at Orthopaedic hospital in Wamakko because he was shot in the leg by the attackers."

In addition, the lawmaker suggested that the bandits could have been part of those who fled from different military onslaughts in Zamfara, Katsina and Kaduna states.

He noted that the military operation should have been conducted in all the surrounding states in the northwest to rid the region of banditry and other forms of criminality.

Attack on INEC office: Police finally speak, expose those responsible

Meanwhile, members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and their armed group the Eastern Security Network have been accused of setting fire to the Independent National Electoral Commission's office.

The allegation against the group was made by the Imo state police command on Sunday, December 4.

According to the police, the groups carried out the attack but were repelled by a strong force of security operatives deployed to the facility.

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For the 4th time in 3 weeks, hoodlums set another INEC office ablaze

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oru, Imo state was set ablaze.

The affected INEC office was said to have been attacked by some yet-to-be-identified hoodlums operating in the locality.

INEC's national commissioner, Fetus Okoye said that the office was under extensive renovation when it was torched.

Source: Legit.ng

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