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In Sokoto State, Bandits Attack Convoy of Hajj-Bound Muslims – Legit.ng

  • Some suspected bandits have reportedly attacked some intended Muslim pilgrims for Hajj 2022
  • The pilgrims have reportedly been en route to Hajj along Gundumi attacked forest en route to Sokoto City
  • However, the security escort of the intended pilgrim transporter was found to repel the attack

< p class="align-left">Sokoto,Isa – Recent reports have confirmed that some suspected bandits attacked the convoy of Muslims en route to Hajj, which according to Sokoto came from the Isa Local Government Area, the Daily Trust newspaper reported.

Local residents report incident

Area residents reported that the bandits killed the convoy attacked along the Gundumi Forest. However, security escorts were able to intercept the attack.

A witness, Malam Sirajo, confirmed the incident and stated that the Hajj pilgrims were unharmed as they were able to escape while some of them were taken back to the palace of Sarkin Gobir Isa.

He said:

“They attacked their convoy, which was being escorted by security agents who were carrying the Bandits are said to have kept busy for a few minutes.

“We understand that some of the agents sustained injuries, which I cannot confirm.”

The Sokoto State Government has confirmed the incident

The permanent secretary of the Sokoto Scholarship Committee, Shehu Muhammad Dange, also confirmed the incident.

When asked if there were such cases. In every kidnapping case, he stated that he wasn’t sure whether there was a kidnapping case at all.

He said:

“We have 21 intended pilgrims from Is a . But we have yet to determine their condition.”

However, the Sokoto State Police Command is yet to issue an official statement on the incident, as the command’s spokesman, ASP Ahmad Rufa’ Ich said he was not aware of the incident.

Kaduna: 36 people were reportedly kidnapped in a new bandit attack

In another report, at least 36 People kidnapped in a Kaduna community during an invasion by the bandits on Sunday June 19.

Residents of the community reported that there was also an invasion of a church by the bandits where the bandits were brutally killing three worshipers.

Kaduna State Commissioner for Homeland Security and Internal Affairs Samuel Aruwan visited the affected communities after another bandit attack.< /p>

Attack on Kaduna train: freed victims mentally unstable, Fa Milities raise alarm, request intervention from FG The families of the 70 passengers kidnapped by suspected bandits in an attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train on Monday 28 March have raised an alarm about the mental health of the freed victims.< /p>

In an interview, the leaders of the victims’ families called on the federal government to take care of the release of the other passengers in the kidnappers’ cave.

Dr. Abdulfatah Jimoh announced that the remaining victims are not in good condition as they are being seriously disturbed in the forest.

Source: Legit.ng