Crime and Security

Children’s Day: Gunmen massacre children, women, men in three Sokoto villages

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Gunmen raided three Sokoto State villages on the night of the Wednesday Children’s Day celebration killing over 50 children, women and men.

The attacks were carried out in Garki, Katuma and Kuzari villages under Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

The gunmen reportedly stormed the villages at about 6pm and opened fire on the residents. Those who sustained life-threatening injuries, are currently receiving treatment at General Hospital, Sabon Birni while the body of those killed have been deposited at the Sabon Birni General Hospital morgue.

Many residents of the villages have fled their homes for fear of more attacks.

The State police command spokesperson, ASP Mohammed Sadiq, who confirmed the attack requested for more time to get more details about the attack.

”The attack is true. I can confirm that to you” he said. He said the police will soon come up with a statement on the incident.

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