Onuminya Innocent in Sokoto
No fewer than 28 persons have been killed following an attack by terrorists on Duma village in Tureta Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
Locals said the bandits attacked the village as early as 8:00 AM on Wednesday and stayed till 7:00 Pm terrorising them and rustling livestock.
Another source, who spoke on condition of anonymity last night, said the terrorists came in. large numbers on motorcycles and carried sophisticated weapons.
Sources in the village said over 20 of the victims died attempting to escape the attack by diving into a river where most of them drowned because they could not swim.
The villagers said large herds of cattle were rustled and some community members were forced to lead the livestock out of the town.
Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal has led a team of security personnel and other government functionaries on a condolence visit to the village.
The governor observed the…
Source: Thisday Newspaper