Bandits kill 3, sack 8 villages in Sokoto

Suspected bandits have killed three persons at Garin Zogo village in Sabon Birni local government of Sokoto state.

They also sacked eight villages in the local government area.

Confirming the attacks, the councillor representing the areas, Ibrahim Saraki said Garin Zogo was attacked on Friday around 10:30pm.

“They killed three persons and injured one. They also rustled animals, broke into many shops and carted away unascertained number of goods,” he said.

According to him, the marauders also attacked Nasarawa, Gidan Idi and Rambadawa villages on Saturday where they injured three person and rustled animals.

He added that, the gunmen further broke into homes of residents of the area and dispossessed them of their belongings.

“We are not living in peace in our communities any longer because the killing is taking place every day.

” As I am talking to you now our people don’t longer sleep in their homes. They spend their night in Sabon Birni town and return in the morning, including me.

“And there are some villages that are completely deserted like Rambadawa, Garin Idi, Tudun Wada, Nasarawa, Tamindawa, Garin Ango, Tsaunar Dogo and Tashalawa,” he said

He however, appealed to the state government to come to their rescue.

The Special Adviser to the Council’s chairman on Security, Lamiru Umar while corroborating this said, some of their people were currently taking refuge at Tsululu village in Niger Republic.

The spokesman of the Sokoto Police Command, ASP Sunusi Abubakar could not be reached for comment.

Ekiti: Policeman, colleagues assault principal, strip female teacher for scolding daughter

The Police in Ekiti has commenced a probe into the intimidation of the principal and teachers of Mary Immaculate Girls’ Grammar School in Ado-Ekiti Local Government Area, by its personnel.

A police officer, Agenoise Elijah and his colleagues had invaded the school on Friday to protest the authorities’ admonition of his daughter.

The girl had gone to school with a hairstyle different from the one allowed by management.

The policemen harassed the principal, tore the dress of a female tutor and seized the mobile phone of another teacher.

Sunday Abutu, the spokesman of the Ekiti Command, assured that the culprits will be sanctioned if found guilty.

“They were said to have harassed the teachers because his daughter was questioned about the style of her hair cut which was not in line with the school’s directive”, he said.

Abutu confirmed that the police sergeant and his colleagues have been identified.

He added that the investigation ordered by the Commissioner of Police has commenced.

The command is working with the ministry of education in Ekiti on the matter.

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