50 wedding guests kidnapped in Sokoto-Gusau road


By Ismail Auwal

At least 50 wedding guests have been kidnapped along Sokoto-Gusau Road.

The incident happened at 6 p.m. on Saturday as they were returning to Gusau,  Zamfara State, after attending a wedding in Tambuwal Sokoto State according to reports.

The bandits attack the two vehicles conveying the wedding guests were a Toyota coaster bus belonging to the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC and a Gusau Local Government Secretariat staff vehicle

The bandits reportedly started shooting the convoy and “some of my friends ran into the bush on the other side of the road,” a wedding guests who managed to escape disclosed. 

Hundreds of people have been slain by bandits terrorizing northwestern Nigeria in recent years.

Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in the affected states.

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