Bandits Attack Sokoto Community As Many Where Murdered
Report gathered that over 300 bandits armed with guns and other weapons have killed two soldiers and seven others have been injured, in a raid on Unguwar Lalle village in Sabon Birni council area of Sokoto State.
It was gathered that the soldiers were manning a checkpoint along Sokoto-Sabon Birni road.
According to an eye-witness account, the attackers numbered no less than 300 as they attacked the town on 100 motorcycles, each carrying three bandits.
Bandits Attack Sokoto Community
It was gathered that the bandits invaded the village around 2 pm on Wednesday setting ablaze two patrol vehicles belonging to the police and army.
A source said,
They came on 100 motorcycles; each motorcycle was carrying three well-armed bandits.
They came from the Tilibale axis and opened fire on the soldiers that were manning a checkpoint along Sokoto-Sabon Birni road.
The soldiers also responded but they were overpowered.
Three operational vehicles reportedly left Sabon Birni town with re-enforcement but were ambushed along the way and two soldiers were shot dead while seven others sustained various degrees of injuries.
As I am talking to you, the whole Unguwar Lalle and environs are deserted for fear of another attack, he said.
The source added that the bandits looted available shops in the area and rustled livestock.
The bandits were also said to have kidnapped many residents.