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Security Guard shot dead as gunmen on motorcycles kidnap Lawmaker’s Son

Security Guard shot dead as gunmen on motorcycles kidnap Lawmaker’s Son

Suspected gunmen attacked Rimawa village in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto state at exactly 4pm on Wednesday, killing one Malam Bakwai, a vigilante official in the process.

In the course of the attack, an 18-year-old son of the member representing Goronyo Constituency at the Sokoto state House of Assembly was also abducted.

The Chairman of the local government area, Abdulwahab Goronyo, while confirming the attack told Daily Trust that the bandits invaded the village around 4pm.

According to him, they came on different motorcycles, with each carrying three armed men.


“I and the state chairman of PDP were on Goronyo town, condoling a bereaved family when I was informed about the attack. I quickly mobilized security operatives to the area but the bandits left with the boy before their arrival. They also killed one member of the vigilante group and injured another person,” he said.

Daily Trust gathered that the child was in the village with his mother but she escaped unhurt.

The lawmaker, Faruk Ahmadu Rimawa, said that the bandits called last night but did not make any demand.

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