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Terrorists Abduct 5 Persons In Shinaka Village, Northwest Nigeria

Terrorists Abduct 5 Persons In Shinaka Village, Northwest Nigeria

Terrorists on Tuesday morning, Aug. 17 attacked Shinaka village in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State, Northwest Nigeria, abducting five persons during the attack.

The attack on Shinaka comes about 72 hours after some terrorists attacked Birjingo village in the same local government and killed eight villagers.

Local sources informed HumAngle that the terrorists numbering up to ‘150’ on ‘special motorcycles’ entered the village at about 3 a.m. and raided till about 4:30 a.m. They were reported to have also rustled an unknown number of cattle during the attack. 

Meanwhile, another group of terrorists also blocked the Goronyo-Sokoto road around 5 a.m. close to Bebeji village. It was not immediately clear if the terrorists kidnapped or killed anyone during the siege on the road. 

Another group of terrorists suspected to be loyal to the notorious ‘Dankarami’ attacked commuters from Gorbin Bore who were going to the  Zurmi market. As of the time of the attack, HumAngle learnt that the attackers killed one Alhaji Mukhtar Gurbin Bore, 56, who was a popular  businessman in the state.

The source told a HumAngle reporter that “Alhaji Mukhtar was killed along with his son while on their weekly routines transit from his village-home to Zurmi for business.”

Police in the state have not issued any official statement concerning the attack. 

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