Loss of life toll from gunmen assault in Nigeria’s northwest rises to 43

No less than 43 individuals have died following raids by gunmen in Nigeria’s Sokoto state this week, 3 times greater than the preliminary loss of life toll given by officers, a spokesperson for the state governor mentioned on Wednesday.

Though the navy is conducting an operation to stamp out a tide of violence by armed gangs often known as bandits within the northwest, together with a telecoms blackout, the violence and kidnappings have continued.

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The most recent assaults in Sokoto’s Illela city bordering Niger republic city passed off from Sunday night time into the early hours of Monday morning.

The state authorities had mentioned 13 individuals have been killed whereas one other two have been killed in one other city east of the state capital.

“Nonetheless, on the time of the governor’s go to Wednesday afternoon the toll has risen to 43,” Muhammad Bello, the governor’s spokesperson mentioned in a press release.

In October, gunmen killed no less than 43 individuals in one other assault within the state.

Armed gangs working for revenue have killed or kidnapped tons of of individuals throughout north-western Nigeria this yr.

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