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Four persons shot dead, 18 others kidnapped after gunmen attack on community

Four persons shot dead, 18 others kidnapped after gunmen attack on community

Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed four people and kidnapped no fewer than 18 others during an attack on a village in Sokoto State.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Ahmed Rufai, told newsmen that the attack was carried out in Giyawa village, Goronyo Local Government Area of the state.

The police spokesman said the assailants also carted away other valuables including livestock.

Speaking on the attack, he further said: “Seven of the abducted victims later escaped and returned to their community where many residents have fled for safety.


“Police is on the trail of the assailants and are making efforts to ensure normalcy is restored in the affected community and environment.”

Though other sources in the affected community claimed that over 30 persons were abducted, but the Police maintained that only 11 persons were still being held by the attackers.

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