Bandits kill one, injures 6 in an ambush on onion traders


By Ismail Auwal

Bandits ambushed traders transporting onions along the Sokoto-Goronyo road, killing one and injuring six others.

The traders were on their way to the southern parts of the country when the tragic incident happened on Sunday at Kwanan Danjira, which is five kilometers from Sokoto. 

While confirming the attack, the Chairman of Goronyo Local Government Area, Abdulwahab Goronyo, added that the bandits had rustled several animals at Yardole village. 

“They used firewoods to block their ways around 9 pm and the truck ran over it and fell. 

“The bandits also opened fire on the truck, killing one trader while six others sustained gunshot injuries and are currently receiving treatments at a medical facility in Goronyo,” he said. 

He also asserted that the bandits kidnapped some of the traders, the identities of whom are unknown.

He expressed concern about the activities of informants in the area, claiming that the bandits stormed the areas shortly after the military returned from a routine patrol.

“Informants have been our major problem. Until we deal with them, banditry will continue to thrive in our areas.

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