‘Bandits Wipe Out Entire Family in Sokoto’

Terrorists locally known as bandits waylaid Kurawa, a suburb of Sokoto State and killed an entire family.

Idris Mohammed, a conflict reporter in northwest Nigeria disclosed this in a Twitter post embedded with gory pictures of the incident.

At least four lifeless bodies could be spotted in his tweet. Other pictures attached to it depict graves of the slain persons and live ammunition used during the invasion.

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“How deadly bandits wiped out an entire family in the Kurawa community of Sokoto state. This is one of the few stories coming out daily from the Sokoto east senatorial zone,” he tweeted.

Mohammed added that the attack is “one of the few stories coming out daily from Sokoto east senatorial zone.”

On December 28, 2022, about 15 people in the Kurawa, Ruwan Bore, Gatawa and Dangari communities were killed and several others wounded.

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According to a resident, Nura Mamman who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES, the attackers invaded Dangari a few minutes after 2 p.m.

“I was in my house when I heard screams of women and children. By then, the bandits were trying to enter the community but a team of Soldiers and policemen with vigilante members was putting them off. You know how they normally come to attack, they divide themselves into two or more groups and they were many this time around.

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“The security agents couldn’t contain them because of their weapons,” Mamman, a graduate of Sokoto State University, said.

Adamu Abbas, spokesman for Sokoto Police Command could not be reached for comment as an inquiry sent to him had not been responded to at press time.


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