Bandits have turned Nigeria into a killing field — Sokoto Attack

A coalition of Northern Youth Group under the aegis of Northern Ethnic Group Assembly, NEYGA, has condemned the killing of travelers by bandits in the Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto.

Report reaching us was that bandits on Wednesday, openly set travelers ablaze in Sokoto leaving 23 dead while several people injured.

A group reacting to the incident “this is one attack that cannot be forgotten in a hurry”.

“Nigeria has been turned into a killing field by these bandits terrorizing the country where innocent civilians looking for their daily bread are forced to live in perpetual fear.”

The spokesperson of the group, Alhaji Ibrahim Dan-Musa, said: “the body language of Mr. Monguno shows that he is only interested in power and more power and acquisitions of properties instead of intelligent gathering”.

During a similar attack in the northwest Sokoto state, 17 people were abducted from their homes in Sabon Birni local government area, according to Amina al-Mustapha, the state lawmaker from the affected area.

“We are under bandits now; We are suffering now,” the legislator said, adding that “at least 60 percent” of about 500,000 residents in Sabon Birni have fled the community, some taking refuge in neighboring Niger which is just about 160km (100 miles) away.

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