Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal has vowed to ensure that the bandits that killed 74 persons in Sabon Birni LGA are fished out and made to face justice.
He stated this while commiserating with those who were injured and those who lost loved ones in the deadly attacks.
At least 74 persons were reported dead in bandit attacks on Garki, Dan Aduwa, Kuzari and Katuma, all in Sabon Birni.
The bandits said to be in their hundreds stormed the villages on motorcycles, shooting sporadically, which led to the death of not fewer than 74 people.
Reacting to the wanton killings, Tambuwal said, “Yesterday, I received with rude shock and maximum displeasure the killings of many citizens of Sabon Birni by bandits.
“This development is most discomforting considering the fact that myself and the entire security architecture of the state had on Tuesday visited the area and had fruitful discussions with the traditional leaders and other stakeholders on how to nip this unfortunate incidents in the bud.
“Nonetheless, under my watch, no stone will be left unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are brought to book.”
He assured residents that the state government was liaising with the Federal Government and military authorities to prevent a recurrence.
“As we work concertedly to tackle this problem, I commiserate and console, once again, the resilient and peace-loving people of Sabon Birni and environs.
“These losses of lives and destruction of property are not yours alone but that of the entire people of the state.
“I, therefore, on behalf of the government and good people of Sokoto State, crave your indulgence to remain patient and continue to cooperate with the government. Insha Allah, we shall overcome these travails,” Tambuwal added.
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