Six killed, many abducted as gunmen attack Sokoto community on Eid-el-Kabir day 

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At least six people have been confirmed dead in an attack by suspected bandits on Tudun Doki village in Gwadabawa LGA of Sokoto state. 

Ahmed Rufai, the state police spokesperson, said the attack happened “in the early hours” of Sunday — a day Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid-el-Kabir.

Rufai said six bodies were retrieved after the attack, adding that the number of people abducted “is yet to be ascertained”.

“The village is far away from the main town. Accessing the village is very difficult because of the inability of vehicles to reach there. Most operations go there on motorcycles,” he told TheCable.


“We are only able to receive reports about the six people confirmed dead. It happened in the early hours of today and people would be going to mosques, so we cannot proceed to the field. We had to get the six people to the hospital, where they were confirmed dead.

“As I speak to you now, the DPO and his men have been mobilised to ascertain the number of abducted.”

Sokoto has been one of the hotbeds of kidnapping and bandit attacks in recent months.


In March, 15 Tsangaya students were kidnapped at Gidan Bakuso in Gada LGA of the state.

The students were released 13 days after their abduction.

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