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Irate mob kill 13 bandits in Sokoto

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Irate mob in Tangaza town attacked the Tangaza Divisional Police headquarters in Sokoto state, killed 13 suspected bandits and burnt them to ashes.

A report from the area indicated that the suspected bandits were said to be among those that attacked the town Friday evening, killing two people.

The report also said the bandits had, during the attack, carted away some foodstuff and other valuables which were later recovered.

It would be recalled some gunmen had September last year killed the Tangaza DPO and another inspector.

But after ransacking the town, the suspected bandits forced two young boys of the area to carry their looted items into the bush and thereafter killed them.

Sources said soon after the heinous act, people of the area mobilised themselves and joined security operatives attached to the area to trail the bandits in the bush where they arrested 13 of the bandits and brought them to the police station.

Upon handing over the suspected hoodlums, the mob, in anger, overpowered the police personnel on duty, killed the suspects and set them ablaze.

 An indigene of the area who craved anonymity, said, “residents of the area are now at alert for any reprisal.”

Spokesman of the Sokoto state Police Command, ASP Sanusi Abubakar confirmed the attack.


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