The Sokoto state government confirmed that a total number of 23 people have been confirmed dead some armed bandit attacked a vehicle full of travelers at Gidan Bawa village in Isa local government area of the state.
It was gathered that these bandits who were armed to the teeth opened fire on a 42-seater bus traveling to Kaduna, killing several passengers, abducting some and setting the car ablaze. LatestNGnews.com reported earlier that 5 persons were dead while 2 miraculously escaped
However, in a statement released this afternoon by the governor’s media aide, Muhammad Bello, the state government said facts have emerged that 23 people lost their lives during an attack.
Security chiefs in Sokoto state, comprising heads of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force, the Nigerian Police, Department of State Security and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps as well as the Chairmen of Isa and Sabon Birni local government areas disclosed this after they briefed the state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on the incident at the Government House, Sokoto, Wednesday, December 8.
“Strategies are on to make sure that this will not happen again,” stated the state Commissioner of Police, Kamaldeen Okunola, who briefed journalists after a closed session with the Governor
Meanwhile, the Sokoto state government has condoled the people of the area on the tragic loss. Gov. Tambuwal prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased, and quick recovery for those hospitalized and others wounded.