Shafa’atu, a 30-year-old widow has disclosed how she watched her mother, four children and other relatives burn to death during the attack on a commercial vehicle by bandits in Sokoto on Monday, December 6.
The woman was travelling to Kaduna with her children, mother, immediate younger brother, a niece and nephew, when they came under attack by bandits along Sabon Birni-Isa road, NAN reported.
NAN gathers that Shafa’atu is currently at a hospital where she is recuperating from burns sustained from the attack.
Senator Shehu Sani says 43 persons have been killed by some assailants in Sokoto state. There were reports earlier on that some assailants attacked some travelers at Sabon Birni to Rijiyar Ladan village in Sabon Birni local government area of the state on Monday night, December 6.
Reacting to the unfortunate incident, Sani said nowhere in the world are human lives so cheap, dispensable, and disposable .
”Forty two people were gruesomely killed and roasted in Sokoto.This is an atrocity that could have triggered an outrage and utter condemnation of the failure of the Government,if it had happened under the previous administration. Those who are silent are same as those who are indifferent;those who are indifferent are same as those who perpetrated that crime.
Nowhere in the World are human lives so cheap,dispensable and disposable”
Bandits suspected to be loyal to factional leader Bello Turji, have killed at least 5 people after opening fire on a vehicle conveying 24 people from Sabon Birni to Rijiyar Ladan village in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto State. The attack reportedly occurred at Gidan Bawa junction on Monday morning. In a video provided by Rundunar Adalci, a human rights group in Sokoto State, one of the victims (name withheld) said the bandits opened fire on the vehicle and set it ablaze.
Rahotanni sun bayyana cewa, matar da mahaifiyar Bokkolo, dan ta’addar barayi, sun makale a lokacin da wasu jiragen yaki suka kai hari a gidansa da ke jihar Sokoto.
Jiragen yakin Najeriya. Wani mazaunin garin, wanda ya tabbatar da harin bam din da aka kai a gidan Bokkolo ya ce, an kashe da yawa daga cikin mukarrabansa a gidan.
“Amma ba mu da tabbacin ko yana cikin wadanda suka mutu, amma matarsa da mahaifiyarsa suna gida a yayin farmakin,” in ji majiyar.
An tarwatsa ’yan bindigar ne a wani hari da aka kai ta sama, wanda ya fara a ranar Juma’a. Wasu daga cikinsu an ce sun gudu zuwa Tsabre, Sarkin Darai da Tiɗibale da ke tsakanin Goronyo da Unguwan Lalle a cikin Sakkwato, a cikin zafin nama.
A cewar mazauna yankin, an ga wasu daga cikin ‘yan bindigar da harbin bindiga a wadannan kauyuka uku.
Wannan samamen dai wani bangare ne na aikin hadin gwiwa, wanda ya hada da sojojin Najeriya, sojojin sama, ‘yan sanda, DSS, da dai sauransu. Wani babban jami’in sojan kasar ya bayyana cewa, babban kwamandan runduna ta 8 na rundunar sojin Najeriya, Sokoto ne ke jagorantar wannan samamen.
A cewarsa, an kashe daruruwan ‘yan bindiga a kewayen yankin Isa da Sabon Birni, kuma harin ya kai ga iyakar Nijar. Ya kara da cewa, duk maboyarsu da aikin ya kai har iyakar Nijar.
Ya kara da cewa an kai musu harin bam a duk maboyarsu da matsugunan su da ke dazuzzukan.
Wata majiya, ta ce, galibin wuraren da aka kai harin na karkashin ikon shugaban ‘yan fashin ne, Turji, amma babu wani rahoto kan mutuwarsa ko na wani dan uwansa a lokacin gabatar da wannan rahoto. ‘Yan banga hudu da ke cikin aikin sun rasa rayukansu a fadan.
“Dukkan wannan axis yanzu an yi amfani da sojoji. Ba mu ga wani aiki mai girman gaske ba tun shigowar ‘yan fashi a Sakkwato. Kuma ana samun nasara,” inji mazaunin. Shima da yake jawabi, dan majalisar mai wakiltar Sabon Birni ta Arewa, Aminu Almustapha Gobir, ya tabbatar da cewa, wannan aiki shi ne irinsa na farko a yankin, inda ya kara da cewa yana samun gagarumar nasara.
Sokoto women demand female candidate for 2023 governorship election.
Women in Sokoto state have made a passionate appealed to political Stakeholders in the state to consider a female governorship candidate for the 2023 governorship election in the state. The call was made during street March rally to marked the 2021 International Women Day, rural women.
It will be recalled that an angry residents on Saturday attacked the divisional police headquarters in the Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State and killed 13 suspected bandits whose corpses were burnt to ashes.
Confirming this development, the media aide to Igboho, Olayomi Koiki, in a Facebook live this morning, said the gunmen dressed in military apparel, stormed the residence and carried out the attack.
“The situation now is very bad. Two Yoruba sons have been killed in the house of Chief Sunday Igboho. The two dead bodies have been taken away by the military. We do not know of the location where they were taken to”
Speaking further, Koiki said
“I can confirm that those who came are definitely Nigerian soldiers. There are more than 100 soldiers that came. The situation is very active as more security operatives in about seven Nigerian Army patrol vans have arrived.”
The Nigerian Army is yet to confirm or deny any involvement in the attack.