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7-Year-Old Killed As Bandits Attack Community Hosting IDPs In Sokoto

Again, Many Killed, Others Kidnapped As Bandits Attack Niger Villages

A seven-year-old internally displace person has been killed during an attack by suspected bandits in Sabon Birni local government of Sokoto state.

It was gathered that the affected community has been playing host to people displaced by bandits.

A resident of the community identified as Sanusi Gatawa, while speaking with DailyTrust disclosed that the bandits invaded the town around 10:30 pm and operated till 12 midnight when soldiers from Sabon Birni arrived.

Gatawa noted that the bandits killed three persons, including his maternal uncle and a 7-year old IDP.

“The soldiers exchanged fire with them but we cannot say whether they (bandits) to have suffered casualties because they usually don’t leave their corpses,” he said.

Gatawa has been hosting victims of bandits’ attacks from Makera, Dankura, Burkusuma, Kumaro, Garin Tunkiya, Zangon Malam and Asha Banza among others.

In another development, gunmen suspected to be bandits have invaded Government Technical College, Kagara in the Rafi local government area of Niger State.

Sources that spoke with Dailytrust on the development, said armed men stormed the school on Sunday night but met the place empty.

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