Telecoms’ Shutdown: Sokoto Bandits Write Letters To Demand Ransoms From Families Of Victims

Bandits working within the Eastern Senatorial District of Sokoto State have resorted to writing letters in reaching out to households of their victims in demanding for ransoms. 

According to The Sun, the bandits’ new twist got here every week after the state authorities ordered the shutdown of telecommunications companies in some elements of the state to curb the prevailing banditry actions within the state. 

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The community ban is efficient in Dange Shuni, Tambuwal, Sabon Birni, Raba, Tureta, Goronyo, Tangaza and Isa native authorities areas amongst others.

A supply, who was previous to the bandits’ new antics in Sokoto, stated {that a} letter was written to monarch in Burkusuma demanding for ransom to safe the discharge of 20 individuals kidnapped from two communities within the Sabon Birni Local Government Area.

The victims had been reportedly kidnapped earlier this week after the bandits attacked a safety formation within the space.

The letter was written in Hausa language by one of many victims kidnapped by the bandits and addressed to Sarkin Rafin Burkusuma, the district head of the realm.

“The bandits informed the monarch that the victims kidnapped from Gatawa and Burkusuma are all in good health and doing great.

“They demanded a ransom of N20million for the release of the victims,” a villager who was aware about the incident advised journalists.

The kidnapped victims, whose names had been all written within the letter, had been 9 males, eight females and two kids.

A supply confirmed that one of many victims was launched to ship the letter to Gatawa by means of the Sarkin Rakin Burkusuma.

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Telecoms’ Shutdown: Sokoto Bandits Write Letters To Demand Ransoms From Families Of Victims

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