JUST IN: Bandits Kill 4, Abduct 18 In Sokoto



Bandits have killed four people and abducted 18 others in an attack on Giyawa village in Goronyo local government area of Sokoto state.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the attack was confirmed by the Sokoto state police command public relations officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police Ahmed Rufai.

Rufai said the bandits also carted away other valuables, including livestock.

He said seven of the abducted persons later escaped from the captors and returned to their community, where many residents have already fled for safety.

Though other sources from the affected community claimed that over 30 persons were abducted, the police maintained that only 11 persons were still with the attackers.

Rufai said the police were on the trail of the assailants.



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