Update: Death toll in Goronyo Market attack rises to 43
The death toll in the attack on Goronyo market that took place on Sunday by bandits has risen to forty-three.
Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal had on Monday put the figure at about 30 when the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Farouk Yahaya, paid him a courtesy visit.
However, he issued the latest figures after meeting with major Stakeholders from the affected community.
He said: “The number of people that died in Goronyo. I did say it was above 30. I wasn’t categorical about the figure.
“We just finished a meeting with some stakeholders and I have confirmed that we lost 43 people unfortunately to that incident.”
Meanwhile, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko (APC- Sokoto North) has also condemned the attack.
The lawmaker described the attack as barbaric and inhuman.
Wamakko, a former Governor of Sokoto State, also said that no religion allows the wanton killing of innocent souls.
“The Senator commiserated with the people of Goronyo Local Government, the families of the deceased persons, and the entire Sokoto State.
“God will not allow this ugly trend to continue ravaging the Sokoto communities,” Wamakko, added.
He prayed the Almighty Allah to forgive the departed souls and expose those behind the killings of the innocent victims.
Wamakko also urged the people of the state to continue to pray to Almighty Allah to provide a remedy to these ungodly acts.