Bandits’ attack: Gov. Tambuwal attends burial of 25 persons in Sokoto
By Jimoh Mubarak
1 year ago
- Top Stories
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Sunday attended the funeral of 25 persons killed by bandits in a fresh attack which occurred on Saturday in three communities in Rabah local government area of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tambuwal together with heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and government officials later condoled families of the victims after the burial held at Gandi town.
NAN gathered that the bandits had in large numbers, raided Kalhu, Tsage and Geeri villages near Gandi and killed 25 persons.
The attackers were said to have engaged in indescriminate shooting from around 5pm on Saturday till Sunday morning, after which they carted away hundreds of cows, sheep and other valuables.
Rabah has been experiencing bandits’ attacks in recent time, with people losing their lives while many others who were rendered homeless now taking refuge at an Internally Displaced Persons camp in Gandi.
Tambuwal pledged that the government would take more measures “to end such uncivilized and barbaric attacks”, and urged community members to assist security agencies with useful information to track the bandits.
Speaking to newsmen, Sokoto state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kaoje, said four persons including a woman informant who pretended to be a lunatic, were arrested.
Kaoje said that a joint security operation was in progress to contain banditry and other crimes in the state.
The state Chairman, IDPs’ Welfare Committee, Malam Lawal Maidoki said relief materials had been delivered to the victims.
NAN reports that with the present 25 people killed in the latest attack, the total number of persons killed by bandits in Sokoto state has risen to 108 from 2018 to date.
Other places affected by armed bandits’ attacks were: Dalijan, Rakkoni and Tabanni communities, within the period.[NewsNaira]
Share this article!
Others are also reading
Exposed! Buhari's Cabal Allegedly Shared $800million From Secret Oil Sale Fraud - Journalist Jackson Ude Reveals Read More31 minutes ago
Ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki Denies Campaigning For President Buhari Against Jonathan In 2015 Read More53 minutes ago
Magu Turned EFCC To A Glorified Police Station, He Could Not Account For The 332 Properties Recovered From Him - Presidential Panel Read More54 minutes ago
Buhari Opens Up On Why He Decided To Suspend EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu Read More54 minutes ago
What is News₦aira Income Program(News₦IP)
News₦aira Income Program (News₦IP) is a system aimed at raising revenue for registered users that browse the NewsNaira Website. An online program driven by a goal of solving the financial problems among the youths, students, middle class and whoever wishes to take advantage of earning opportunity and making money online legitimately in Nigeria as it creates the channel for participants to earn residual income on weekly basis.
How News₦IP Works
News₦aira has 2 means of generating income for our members.
News₦AP: NewsNaira Affiliate Program - With News₦AP, participants earns ₦1,000 whenever they refer anyone to join NewsNaira Income Program. There is no limit to how many people you can refer.
News₦ARS: NewsNaira Ad Revenue Sharing - With News₦ARS, participants earns residual income bonus by reading news, commentting on articles, publishing forum posts, daily login to their NewsNaira account, and even sharing assigned sponsored post on social media.
We share our ads revenue with you weekly when you make NewsNaira community your news and information household.