Five Sokoto villages panic over threat letter allegedly issued by bandits

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By Adeniyi Olugbemi

Fleeing bandits from Zamfara forests, who invaded and killed residents of border villages in Sokoto State last week, have allegedly sent threat notice of further impending attacks.

The bandits, who escaped the onslaught of security troops on their hideouts, wreaked havoc on two local government areas in Sokoto, namely, Dange/Shuni and Tureta on Tuesday and Wednesday, where they killed scores and ransacked shops and houses for foodstuffs.

Panic has, however, enveloped Shuni, a community in Dange/Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State, where a notice written in Hausa language was found under a tree.

According to one of the residents who does not want his name in print, the alleged notice of attack was discovered, late on Saturday, under a tree in Kwanar Kimba Village of Shuni District, Dange/Shuni LGA.

“The notice is written in Hausa language by suspected bandits threatening to destroy the villages of Shuni, Kwanar Kimba, Rikina and Dange, and it has thrown residents into panic,” the source stated.

The writers also boasted in the alleged notification that no force could stop them from carrying out their threat.

“A million army personnel will not stop us from carrying out the attack, which may be carried out any moment from now,” the alleged notice stated.

There is yet no official statement from the Sokoto Police Command; however, a source told our correspondent that the command headquarters had yet to get proper briefing from the Divisional Police Officer.

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