At least 20 people have been reportedly killed following a terrorist attack on Duma village in Tureta Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
One of the residents says the bandits attacked the village as early as 8:00 am on Wednesday and stayed till 7:00 pm terrorising locals and rustling livestocks and the said terrorists turned out in large numbers, using motorcycles and carrying dangerous weapons, which they used to kill some of their victims.
It was however confirmed that over 20 of the victims lost their lives attempting to escape the attack by diving into the river, where most of them died in the process due to their inability to swim. Other villagers who spoke on the attack said large herds of cattle were rustled and some community members were forced to lead the livestock out of the town.
Meanwhile, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has led a team of security personnel and other government functionaries on a condolence visit to the village.