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Bandits attack Sokoto community, resident burnt alive, many policemen missing

Sabon Birni LGA, Sokoto state – Armed bandits have launched a fresh attack in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state, burning a resident alive.

Daily Trust reported that many policemen were also unaccounted for in the attack which occurred on Wednesday, September 29.

Confirming the incident, the member representing Sabon Birni East constituency at the state House of Assembly, Sa’idu Ibrahim, said the bandits were now targeting security formations in the area.

“They are now looking for where security operatives are stationed because their morale was boosted by their recent attack on a military formation at Dama where many soldiers, policemen and Civil Defence officers were killed.

“So they are now attacking places where they know military, police or other paramilitary camped.

“They shot two persons, including a woman and burnt three others who hid in a grain store; one of them died instantly while the other two are receiving treatment in the hospital.”

The lawmaker said the bandits invaded Gatawa because of the presence of the “Operation Puff Ader” camp in the area. He added: “As I am talking to you now, many policemen are still missing. We don’t know whether they were abducted or ran away.”

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