Gunmen kill six, abduct others in Sokoto

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No fewer than six persons have been killed and many abducted as suspected gunmen attacked a community in Sokoto State in the early hours of Sunday.

The Sokoto Police Command Spokesman, ASP Ahmed Rufai, confirmed the killing at Tudun Doki, In the Gwadabawa Local Government Area of Sokoto.

Rufai said information about the incident is still sketchy but said the Divisional Police Officer attached to Gwadabawa was leading a team to the community to ascertain casualty figures and restore normalcy.

He said, “Six dead bodies were recovered by a search team and effort is still ongoing to recover the missing persons.

“Local said the suspected 7 gunmen attacked the community as early as 1:30 am armed with sophisticated weapons and shooting at anybody in sight as they abducted many residents in the community.”


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