JUST IN: Anxiety As Gunmen Invade Sokoto Village on Sallah Day, Kill, Abduct Many

JUST IN: Anxiety As Gunmen Invade Sokoto Village on Sallah Day, Kill, Abduct Many

  • Unknown gunmen have attacked a village in Sokoto, killing and abducting many in the early hours of Sunday
  • The attackers stormed Dudun Doki village in the Gwadabawa LGA of the state and killed over ten people
  • Legit.ng reports that the Sokoto state police command is yet to release an official statement on the incident

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

An emerging report has it that on Sunday morning, June 16, suspected gunmen attacked a village in Sokoto state. They reportedly killed and abducted many people in the process.

Gunmen attack Sokoto village amid Sallah celebration
Sokoto police yet to react to gunmen attack in the state on Sallah day. Image of police IG for illustration. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Sokoto attack: 10 killed, many abducted

It was gathered that the attackers stormed Dudun Doki village in Gwadabawa LGA of Sokoto, killing over ten people and abducting many at about 1.30am.

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The attack comes as Muslims across the country prepare to observe the most significant festival, Eid Al-Adha, today, Sunday, June 16.

The Arafat Day, which precedes the festival, fell on Saturday, June 15. Vanguard newspaper confirmed the attack in a report.

As of the time this report was filed, the state police had yet to release an official statement on the attack.

Nigerians react to Sokoto fresh attack

As usual, Nigerians took to the comment section on X and reacted to the attack. Legit.ng captured some of their reactions below;

@OjuowoD tweeted:

"May God restore peace in Nigeria."

@Dan2000sam tweeted:

"These gunmen no dey go mosque?"

@JideoforPauln tweeted:

"Remind me the worth of the life of a common Nigerian again."

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@Ojnasonic1 tweeted:

"Restructure Nigeria Northners said no ... Those Elites are in Abuja thier families in UK and USA."

@joyforever74 tweeted:

"Shettima is in charge of security."

@Loyalty_Loyal23 tweeted:

"And they will be given a free pass after their "successful" operation."

Boko Haram kidnaps travellers along Maiduguri-Kano highway

In a related story, Legit.ng earlier reported how suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Monday, June 10, abducted passengers along the Maiduguri/Kano highway.

According to sources, the insurgents struck between Garin Kuturu and Mannanari village near Auno, which is along Damaturu highway, at about 5.50 pm on Monday, June 10.

They blocked the highway before forcefully taking away some passengers.

Proofreading by James Ojo Adakole, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.