Police Confirm One Killed, Six Others Kidnapped in Sokoto


The Sokoto State Police Command yesterday said one person was killed and six others kidnapped by unknown gunmen in three communities in Shagari Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Muhammad Sadiq, told journalists in Sokoto that the incident occurred about 3.30 a.m yesterday at Gidan Shikkau, Gidan Tsamiya and Kajiji communities.

Sadiq said no arrest had been made, but a team of policemen was on the trail of the gunmen.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the communities are about 57 Kilometres from Sokoto.

A source, who pleaded anonymity, said the bandits, fired gunshots indiscriminately, killing one person and abducting six others to unknown destination.

A member of the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Hon. Maidawa Alhaji-Kajiji (APC-Shagari), has condoled with the family of the deceased and expressed sympathy for the kidnapped victims.