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Bandits kill two, abduct many in Sokoto

Bandits blocked two major roads in Sokoto State on Sunday before killing two people and abducting several others.

The roads blocked by the bandits included the Sokoto-Gusau road where, at least, 60 road users were abducted Sunday morning.

They, however, blocked Wurno-Goronyo road around 5pm same day, killing two people and abducting others.

The General Manager of the Sokoto Mass Transit, Yahuza Abubakar Chika, who confirmed the attack along Sokoto-Gusau road, said one of their buses was affected.

“The driver of the bus and one other passenger escaped unhurt, but the rest of the passengers were whisked into the bush by the bandits,” he said.

Also confirming the Wurno-Goronyo attack, the Chairman of Wurno Local Government Area, Abubakar Arzika, said that two people, including a lady, were killed by the bandits.

He, however, could not confirm the abduction of other passengers along the road, saying police were still investigating the matter.

The spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, could not be reached for comment.

Daily Trust

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