July 7, 2022

At least 15 people have been killed in attacks on some communities in Sokoto State.

Some women were also abducted in the attacks, which happened recently.


Commenting on the attacks, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, listed Gornyo and Illela as some of the affected communities.


While presenting his 2022 budget proposal to the State House of Assembly on Monday, Tambuwal said, “Let me start by condoling the people of Goronyo and Illela Local Government Areas over the last night attacks by bandits who killed 12 persons in Illela and three person in Goronyo.”


According to the governor, security challenges were hindering their efforts to develop the state, assuring that they would remain focused in providing security for lives and property in the state.


Speaking to Daily Trust, member representing Illela constituency at the state House of Assembly, Bello Isa Ambarura, said three communities were attacked by bandits in his area.


“It is indeed a calamity. The situation requires God intervention. We have resorted to prayers,” he said


The communities attacked by the marauders in Illela include Runji, Kalmalo and Munwadata.


According to the member, the bandits also abducted several others.


The Chairman, Goronyo Local Government Area, Alhaji Abdulwahab Goronyo, said three persons were killed at a village called Kojiyo in the area.


He added that the bandits kidnapped three women in the area.

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