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A newly-wed bride and a nursing mother have been abducted by suspected bandits at Sutti village in Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
The gunmen suspected to be bandits reportedly abducted the bride while she was being conveyed to her groom’s home penultimate Wednesday.
But the nursing mother, who is the wife of Magajin Garin Sulli, was said to have been kidnapped along with her baby from their residence on Thursday night.
The bandits, it was learnt also kidnapped yet-to-be ascertained number of traders along Balle-Tangaza road on Wednesday.
A source said, “The traders were coming back to Tangaza from Balle in two commercial vehicles. They rammed into a roadblock mounted by the bandits, who ordered them out of the vehicles and whisked them away.
“As at last Friday, nothing is heard about them but the vehicles are still there at the spot of their abduction.”
It was gathered that one of the two drivers shot by the bandits was discharged from the hospital while the remaining one died from gun shot injuries.
Residents of some of the villages are said to be currently taking refuge in some other communities due to the fear of being attacked.
“There is a village called Garin Alfarma, most of its residents relocated to Gidan Madi, the headquarters of Tangaza, for fear of the hoodlums,” he noted
It was learnt that Tangaza and Gudu local government areas of the state, especially night, have become den of kdnappers.
A source said, “They (bandits) usually operate in the night. They come to remote places that we cannot reach in time due to their terrain, abduct their victims and run away.
“Just Saturday, we arrested some suspected bandits and their informants at Gudu.”
Spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, ASP Muhammad Sadiq, who confirmed the development said there was a joint patrol currently taking place in the area.
“We have intensified patrol to secure the area, arrest the hoodlums and rescue the abductees,” he said
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