Eight Feared Dead In Sokoto After Bandits, Vigilante Clash

Eight Feared Dead In Sokoto After Bandits, Vigilante Clash

Police in Sokoto State has confirmed the dead of eight people in a clash between armed bandits and local vigilante members in Isa area of Sokoto.

Spokesman for the command, DSP Cordelia Nwawe, told journalists that the state Commissioner of Police had visited the village to sympathise with the families of the victims of the attack.

However, report indicated that 13 people were killed as a result of the clash following a failed attempt by the bandits to kidnap an elderly man at Dan Tasango village in Gebe district on Saturday.

It was gathered that the elderly man had resisted the attempt which led to his being shot dead by the bandits.

The source said the development and other attacks led members of the local vigilante group to mobilise themselves to trail the bandits.

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