Bandits kill 11 in Sokoto, Kebbi | Dailytrust

Bandits kill 11 in Sokoto, Kebbi

Bandits have attacked another village in Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State, killing six people, including two married women.

Daily Trust gathered that the bandits invaded Saminaka village, whose inhabitants are mostly hunters, in the early hours of Sunday.

The attack came after most of the men had left for hunting.

It was not clear whether the attack was connected to the killing of 13 bandits, who attacked Tangaza town on Saturday.

“They shot two women to death and slaughter four young men.

“All vigilantes and Yan Sakai in the area are now in the bush, searching for the assailants,” the source said.

On Saturday, an angry mob killed and burnt the corpses of 13 bandits, who had attacked and killed four people in Tangaza town.

Similarly, bandits have killed five people and left five others injured in Shanga Local Government Area of Kebbi State, Daily Trust gathered.

The bandits stormed the village of Uchukku in the early morning of Friday and, in the process of rustling cattle, shot to death five people.

A resident of Shanga, the headquarters of Shanga LGA, Yushau Garba Shanga, told Daily Trust that the bandits struck at about 1:50 am.

He added that four of those killed died on the spot, while the remaining one died in the hospital.

According to him, the injured people had been admitted to a hospital in Shanga for medical attention.

He said, among the injured, was an infant girl who was shot in the leg.

He said the residents of the affected community had since deserted the area as the majority of them relocated to Shanga for safety.

He said, “The five killed were of the same family. They were all brothers.

“The bandits invaded their community at exactly 1:50 am on Friday.

“They targeted the family in order to rustle their cattle and in the process killed the deceased.”

The state police command’s spokesman, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, did not pick calls placed on his phone or reply to the text message sent to him.