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Terrorists Kill 20 In Sokoto Attack, Demand Petrol To Free Abducted Youths

 

The terrorists stormed the village in the morning and operated for several hours unchallenged.

Report says about 20 person were killed when terrorists attacked Duma village in the Tureta Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

According to The Punch, the attackers stormed the village around 8am on Wednesday and terrorised the locals for several hours unchecked.

They reportedly carted away livestock and kidnapped unspecified number of youths.

Read Also: Sokoto Fresh Attack: Imam and 10 others kidnapped 

The resident who spoke to the paper on condition of anonymity said the bandits, in large numbers, rode into the village on motorcycles carrying sophisticated weapons which they used to kill some of their victims.

It was gathered that many of the victims died when they dived into a river to escape the attack.

Meanwhile, the state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, in the company of security agents and other government functionaries, paid a condolence visit to the village on Friday.

The governor reportedly observed the Juma’at prayers with the locals where special prayers were rendered for the souls of the departed victims.

While narrating their experience to the governor, some of the residents said the terrorists have demanded for premium motor spirit in large quantities before the abducted youths would be released.

Pulse reports that the Tureta Local Government area shares a border with Zamfara State, another state in the North West region where terrorism and banditry now rein supreme.

Tureta is one of the local government areas in Sokoto that has suffered series of attacks in recent time.

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Kaduna-Abuja Train Attack: Pregnant Woman In Captivity Delivers A Baby

 

In a new photos released by terrorists on Tuesday 26-04-2022, shows that there are over 62 kidnapped passengers, while terrorist insist on freedom for apprehended commanders

One of the two pregnant women among the kidnapped victims during last month’s attack on a Kaduna-Abuja train by terrorists said to have delivered a baby, THISDAY reported last night.

However, the terrorists who hijacked and abducted the passengers have released four different pictures of their victims, numbering 62.

Read Also: Kaduna-Abuja Train Attack: 168 people still missing 

It will be recalled that the gunmen had on March 28 hijacked the train heading for Kaduna from the nation’s capital city after bombing its rail track.

ARISE Television, THISDAY’s broadcast arm, quoted the gang as insisting that they were not after a ransom, but an exchange of the abducted passengers with their commanders who are allegedly in government custody.

Nine persons, including a young medical doctor were killed during the attack, scores were injured and over 62 other passengers held hostage by the terrorist.

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