Gunmen suspected to be bandits have unleashed terror on residents of Raka village of Tangaza Local Government Area in Sokoto State.
The bandits razed many houses and food items before they made away with an undisclosed number of domestic animals.It’s gathered that a 120-year-old woman and five other community members were also killed by the marauders.
The district head of the area, Alhaji Sa’idu Wakili confirmed the attack, saying that although no one was kidnapped, the bandits burnt down two-thirds of the houses and food items and also rustled cattle.
He urged the federal and state governments to ramp up efforts toward solving the security challenges in the area.
The district head also called on wealthy individuals in the axis to formulate formidable means of protecting the lives and properties of the people in the area.
The acting chairman of Tangaza Local Government Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Lawal Junju, accompanied by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Roads Maintenance, Engr. Mai Damma Tangaza visited the community and commiserated with the villagers and also promised to forward his findings to the government for necessary assistance to the victims.
Neither the state government nor security agencies have issued an official statement at the time of filing this report.