Angry Residents Attack Police Station In Sokoto, Kill 13 Detained Suspected Bandits

An offended mob on Saturday attacked the divisional police headquarters within the Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State and killed 13 suspected bandits whose corpses had been burnt to ashes.

The bandits had been stated to be amongst those that invaded the realm round 8pm on Friday, killing two individuals, together with a store proprietor.

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On Saturday morning, residents, primarily youths, gathered and joined law enforcement officials from the realm to go after the bandits of their forest.

During the raid, 13 of the suspected assailants had been nabbed in Tangaza forest and dropped at the divisional police headquarters.

A villager stated after they had been introduced into the city, residents adopted the staff to the divisional police station and demanded that the bandits have to be killed of their presence.

“The youths were angry and despite pleas from the DPO (Divisional Police Officer) and the local government chairman, they insisted that if the policemen did not kill the bandits in their presence, they would burn down the police station,” he stated.

The offended youths subsequently overpowered the police and killed all of the suspects whose corpses had been set on fireplace.

The spokesman for the Sokoto Police Command, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, confirmed the incident however didn’t go into particulars.

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Angry Residents Attack Police Station In Sokoto, Kill 13 Detained Suspected Bandits

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