Just Two days after Governor Aminu Tambuwal led top security chiefs to Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State, bandits have attacked some villages in the area and killed over 70 people
A resident of the area who spoke with Tribune Online on telephone said no fewer than 74 people lost their lives to bandit attack on Wednesday in Garki, Dan Aduwa, Kuzari, Katuma, all in the local government area.
According to him “the bandits invaded the villages on motorcycles and started shooting sporadically, leading to the death of not less than 74 people.
In a press briefing, the police confirmed the attack, stressing that the commissioner of police, Ibrahim Sani Kaoje, had ordered the deployment of more mobile policemen to the areas.
Kaoje enjoined the people of the state to remain calm, saying police in collaboration with other security agents would do everything to protect the people of the state.
In his reaction to the attack, Governor Tambuwal commiserated with those who lost their love ones to the attack.
“Yesterday, I received with rude shock and maximum displeasure the killings of many citizens of Sabon Birni by bandits.
“This development is most discomforting considering the fact that myself and the entire security architecture of the state had on Tuesday visited the area and had fruitful discussions with the traditional leaders and other stakeholders on how to nip this unfortunate incident in the bud.
“Nonetheless, under my watch no stone will be left unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are brought to book.”