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Bandits Kill 2, Abduct Over 60 Travellers In Sokoto


July 26, (THEWILL) – Over 60 travellers have been abducted by bandits along the Sokoto-Gusau highway.

An official of the Sokoto Mass Transit told newsmen that one of their buses was attacked by the bandits.

The official who spoke under condition of anonymity said the bandits blocked the highway on Sunday morning wielding sophisticated weapons and eventually kidnapped over 60 travellers.

A bus driver and one other passenger escaped the attack but the rest of the passengers were taken away into the bush by the bandits.

Local residents also said that the bandits blocked Wurno-Goronyo road around 5 p.m. the same day, killing two people and abducting others.

Confirming the attack on Wurno-Goronyo road, Chairman of Wurno Local Government Area, Abubakar Arzika, said two people, including a lady, were killed by the bandits.

He, however, could not confirm the abduction of other passengers along the road, saying police were still investigating the matter.

Police authorities in the state are yet to release a statement on the incident.