Bandits Kill 10 In Sokoto Village, Kidnap Wealthy Businessman

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Ten lives have been lost and others severely as suspected armed bandits attacked Amarawa village in Ilela local government area of Sokoto state on Monday, March 1.

It was gathered that gunmen, who stormed the village on motorbikes, kidnapped a wealthy businessman but the villagers tried to free him.

According to BBC Hausa report, gunmen had warned the locals to stay away but they refused and attempted to free the man.

of victims, Rabiu Mika Ilu

attackers overpowered the locals, killing many including man identified as Rabiu Mika Ilu before whisking the businessman away.

police in Sokoto had confirmed the but told the BBC Hausa they could not give details as investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, dead have been buried while those who sustained gunshots were in the hospital where doctors removed bullets from their bodies.