Tambuwal Condemns Killing Of 15 Persons In Sokoto

Tambuwal Condemns Killing Of 15 Persons In Sokoto
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By Ibrahim Goronyo,Sokoto

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has described as callous the killing of over 15 people by unidentified gunmen in two local government areas of the state.


According to him, 13 people were killed by the marauders in Illela, a town bordering Niger Republic, some 97 kilometers from the state capital while two people were murdered at Goronyo, 76 kilometers east of the state capital.

The disparate attacks took place from Sunday night till the early hours of Monday.

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Gov. Tambuwal disclosed this Monday when he presented the state’s 2022 budget to the state House of Assembly (SOHA).

The Governor, who also later described the perpetrators as ‘bandits graduating into terrorists,’ while receiving participants of Course 44 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), appealed to the Federal Government to expedite action in order to checkmate the reign of brigandage in the affected areas of the state.

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He stated that economic development is difficult to attain where there is insecurity no matter the financial resources available for such undertaking.

Similar attacks were experienced in Kalmalo,Runji and Kawadata villages where about 22 lost their lives also on Sunday and Monday.

Last month bandits, in a dare-devil evening raid had killed 43 at Goronyo market.

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