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Gunmen suspected to be bandits yesterday attacked Rarah village of Rabbah Local Government in Sokoto State killing over 9 people while also leaving many others injured.
A source told newsmen on Friday that the assailants also rustled away about 500 cows.
A statement from Abdulnasir Abubakar Sanyinna, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs to Governor Aminu Tambuwal also confirmed the attack.
It stated that the Governor alongside heads of security agencies in the state had condoled with people and relatives of the victims.
‘Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal today condoled with the people of Rarah town of Rabah LGA over the recent killing of nine people by bandits, others were injured and over 500 cattle were rustled’.
Governor Tambuwal, while assuring them of his administration commitment to the security of life and property, urged them to cooperate with security operatives through the provision of timely information for instant response.
The Governor, according to the statement was in the company of his Deputy, Commissioner of Security Matters, Secretary to the State Government, and Heads of security agencies in the state when he visited.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK