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Bandits kill 12 in Sokoto, block highway for operations in Zamfara

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No fewer than twelve persons have been killed by armed bandits in Maikujera in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

In a press statement signed and made available to newsmen in Gusau, Zamfara State, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, said the incident happened around 4:30pm on Thursday.

The statement noted that twelve people were killed by the notorious armed bandits.

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ASP Abubakar, however, said nobody was abducted by the bandits.

Meanwhile, some gunmen suspected to be bandits were said to have blocked Sokoto-Gusau road on Sunday.

A commercial motorist, who was among the people trapped informed GCFRNG that the gunmen suspected to be bandits blocked the road between Bimasa and Lambar Bakura in Zamfara State and operated for more than two hours.

“Most motorists had to stop at Bimasa until the bandits finished their dastard activities and left the area,” the motorist added.

The Zamfara State Police Command’s Spokesman, SP Mohammed Shehu confirmed the attack.

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