A terror gang operating in Sokoto State, Northwest Nigeria, killed two persons and abducted four others in an attack on Friday, Sept. 17, in Tangaza town in the northern district of the state.
According to residents in the area, the terrorists attacked the town shortly after the evening prayers and started shooting sporadically, leading to the death of a shop owner and a young girl who died in the hospital from gunshot injuries.
Three other persons sustained injuries and are receiving treatment while four children were also abducted.
Local sources said one was rescued after security operatives chased one of the terrorists into the bush. Foodstuffs were also carted away during the attack.
According to a Channels Television report, eyewitnesses said that the number of casualties were reduced due to the timely intervention of security agencies and local vigilantes.
Sanusi Abubakar, the police spokesperson confirmed the incident but insisted that only one person was killed and no one was abducted
Sokoto State and other Northwestern states have recently come under series of attacks by terrorists who kidnap for ransom, rape, steal, and kill citizens.
Some of these states such as Zamfara, Katsina, and Kano have put up stringent measures to curb the criminal activities such as the shutting down of telecoms services and the closure of some markets and filling stations.
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