Over 300 bandits armed with weapons and different weapons have killed two troopers and inflicted severe accidents on seven others, in a raid on Unguwar Lalle village in Sabon Birni council space of Sokoto State.
The troopers, it was gathered, had been manning a checkpoint alongside Sokoto-Sabon Birni street.
According to an eye-witness account, the attackers numbered a minimum of 300 as they invaded the city on 100 bikes, every carrying three bandits.
It was gathered that the bandits attacked the village round 2 pm on Wednesday setting ablaze two patrol autos belonging to the police and military, Daily Trust studies.
A supply stated, “They came on 100 motorcycles; each motorcycle was carrying three well-armed bandits.
“They came from the Tilibale axis and opened fire on the soldiers that were manning a checkpoint along Sokoto-Sabon Birni road.
“The soldiers also responded but they were overpowered.”
Three operational autos reportedly left Sabon Birni city with re-enforcement however had been ambushed alongside the way in which and two troopers had been shot lifeless whereas seven others sustained varied levels of accidents.
“As I am talking to you, the whole Unguwar Lalle and environs are deserted for fear of another attack,” he stated.
The supply added that the bandits looted accessible outlets within the space and rustled livestock.
The bandits had been additionally stated to have kidnapped many residents.