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Terrorists storm community, kidnap resident



From ANENE AIKE, Sokoto

Suspected terrorists believed to be kidnappers have stormed Tambuwal town, the headquarters of Tambuwal Local Government Area in Sokoto State, and kidnapped Aliyu Maidamma, the brother of the late businessman, Alhaji Dikko Chemist, after sporadic gunshots.

The bandits were said to be on reprisal attack after their colleagues were neutralised by security operative in Kebbe area, about 45 kilometres from Tambuwal.

Kebbe area, the headquarters of Kebbe Local Government, located in one of the remotest communities of the state, with many of it’s major towns and villages scattered hundreds of kilometres away from the local government headquarters where military personnel were camped.

The area, vast land and forest is always used as hideout for all forms of criminals and gangs that keep terrorising people of the communities for quite some years now.

Despite series of serial bombardment by military jets, the bandits still conduct their nefarious activities in the area, taking undue advantage of the forest.

One of the resident of Tambuwal town, who was at the scene of the attack but refused to disclose his name, said the bandits stormed Tambuwal Motorpark around 9.00 pm in their numbers, shooting sporadically, before kidnapping the man, Maidamma.

Eye witnesses said they were heading to Kebbe town; maybe to test the will of the military and other security operatives stationed in the area.

The funny thing was that there was no light in Tambuwal when the attackers stormed the communities which gave the bandits opportunity to carry out their nefarious projects successfully without any form of resistance as the eyewitnesses related.

All efforts to get the state Police Command Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ahamed Rufa’e, proved abortive as his phone could not be reached.

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