23.1 C

Bandits abduct scores in Sokoto, kill one


1min read

BANDITS again struck in Sokoto Friday night, killing one person and abducting scores of others.

According to Sokoto State Police Command, the incident occurred in Tangaza town, Tangaza Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command Sunusi Abubakar said Police and other security agencies were investigating the incident.

He said the gunmen carted away foodstuffs and drinks along with their captives.

Sokoto is one of the states in Nigeria battling banditry and other security challenges.

In July, report said bandits abducted about 50 travellers in the state. 

The Nigerian military have reinforced their operations against criminal elements in the North-West in recent weeks, leading to neutralisation, displacement and disruption of the activities of the criminals.

- Advertisement -

Sokoto is one of the states in the region, but Zamfara, Katsina and Kaduna have seen more attacks from bandits and other criminals in recent months. 

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.


IPOB threatens lockdown during Anambra governorship election

  THE Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened a six-day lockdown of Anambra and...

Buhari urges ASUU, other unions to embrace dialogue during industrial disputes

  President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and...

Despite multiple assurances, Nigerian government fails to unban Twitter 140 days after

NIGERIANS appear to be waiting endlessly for President Muhammadu Buhari to unban Twitter, 140...

Fact-Check: Lai Mohammed’s claims on Lekki Toll Gate shooting are false

IN Nigeria, a memorial was held on the anniversary of what has come to...

Biden nominates Nigerian-born lawyer, Titilayo Ebong, as director of trade agency

  UNITED STATES President Joe Biden has nominated Nigerian-born Enoh Titilayo Ebong as director of...

Most Read


Subscribe to our newsletter