Six Persons Killed Several Injured During Vigilante And Fulani Herdsmen Clash In Sokoto

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By Muhammad Ibrahim, Sokoto

The Command’s Spokeperson, ASP Ahmed Rufa’i, confirmed the incident that happened on Thursday at Gada weekly market, saying the Police were still investigating the issue of persons reportedly killed while several others sustained various injuries.

This followed a clash between vigilantes and suspected Fulani bandits at Gada town, the headquarters of Gada Local Government Council of Sokoto State.

Gada Local Government is among the communities worst hits by terrorist activities in the Sokoto East Senatorial District.

ASP Rufa’i said the police recovered six dead bodies suspected to be of Fulanis killed by the Vigilantes and left unattended on the Market day.

Unanimous eye witness revealed that the incident started when a vigilantes leader of the Gidan Hashimu village made a move to arrest and interrogate a notorious cattle rustler seen loitering in the Market, the move was resisted by the Fulanis group around the market.

The suspected bandits at the height of the crisis shot and killed the Vigilantes leader, their decision heightens the reprisal by members of the Vigilantes.

He further said before the security operatives arrived the scene, more than six people were killed while others who sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of gunshots have been receiving medical treatments at Gada hospital .

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