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Bandits kill security guard, abduct lawmaker’s 18-year-old son in Sokoto

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Bandits have killed a vigilante official, Malam Bakwai at Rimawa village in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto state.


The gunmen also injured one Bello Rimawa, before abducting Mustapha, the 18-year-old son of the member representing Goronyo Constituency at the Sokoto state House of Assembly, Faruk Ahmadu Rimawa.


According to Daily Trust report, the attack occurred around 4pm on Wednesday., October 12, 2022.


The Chairman of the local government area, Abdulwahab Goronyo, who confirmed the incident, said that the bandits came on different motorcycles, with each carrying three armed men.


“I and the state chairman of PDP were on Goronyo town, condoling a bereaved family when I was informed about the attack. I quickly mobilized security operatives to the area but the bandits left with the boy before their arrival. They also killed one member of the vigilante group and injured another person,” he said.


It was gathered that the kidnapped teenage boy was in the village with his mother but she escaped unhurt.


The lawmaker, Faruk Ahmadu Rimawa, said that the bandits called last night but did not make any demand.