Sokoto: Again, bandits attack Goronyo market, number of casualties unknown

Latest news about bandits; attack on Goronyo market in Sokoto

Suspected armed bandits have attacked Goronyo market in Goronyo local government area in the Eastern Senatorial District of Sokoto state.

According to village sources, the assailants attacked the market in large numbers and began firing haphazardly, killing several people.

A source said casualties figures is not known yet as the area is still unsafe for residents to access.

This is the third time in less than two weeks that an attack on a rural market has occurred in the state.

Last week Thursday, suspected members of the outlawed volunteer Vigilantes group also known as Yan Sakai attacked and killed nine Fulani’s at Manmade market in Gwadabawa local government area of the state.

Twenty persons were also killed by suspected bandits at Ungwan Lalle market of Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state.

The Sokoto state government had previously ordered the closing of markets in the Eastern Senatorial District as a move to combat the area’s increasing insecurity.

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