Sokoto state Police command has confirmed an attack on a farming community close to Gandi district of Rabba local government where over four persons were killed by suspected terrorists.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Sanusi Abubakar confirmed to newsmen that the bandiths attacked the farmers in their farms with dangerous weapons and in the process four persons were killed.
He says the Divisional Police officer of Rabba in his situation report also state that an eighteen (18) years old girl was abducted during the attack that took place in broad day light.
A source at Rabba local government area had earlier said eight farmers were killed by the attacked suspected to be terrorists on their way to their farmland in one of the deserted villages.
The source furthered that those who are not authorized to speak on the matter said, the victims are farmers whose villages were attacked by bandits in the last three years and are taking refuge in Gandi.
He expressed that the victims met their sudden death when they left the camp where they are taking refuge to go back to their villages to farm and on their way to farm they met the invading terrorists who killed eight among the farmers.
Another source who is familiar with the territory said bandits have taken control of the villages in the Tabbani axis in Sokoto state and parts of villages in Zamfara state and all residents have left their villages for fear of being killed by the terrorists.
The attacks by Bandits have continued to be a source of worry for residents of the North East over the last few years sequel to its emergence in Zamfara State.
Earlier, it was thought that the attack is to be related to the activities of illegal miners but developments have shown that it is also terrorism and outright criminality and not a fight over resources or control over resources.