Gunmen ‘Abduct 50 Passengers’ Along Sokoto-Gusau Road

About 50 people were reportedly abducted by gunmen following an attack on vehicles along Sokoto-Gusau road.


Premium Times reported that the victims were returning from a wedding in Tambuwal, Sokoto state, on Saturday evening, when the gunmen attacked their vehicles. A coaster bus and one other vehicle conveying the wedding guests as well as two private vehicles were attacked. 


One of the passengers, Lawal Ja’o told the publication that the attack occurred around Dogon Awo, in Tureta LGA.


He said;

“We started hearing the sounds of gunshots before the first vehicle was hit”, adding that over 50 people were whisked away.

“We kept hearing the voices and screams of our colleagues and friends but there was nothing we could do. After we heard the arrival of security men, we came out of the bush and identified ourselves.” 


Another passenger, Jabiru Shehu who claimed that about 50 passengers were abducted said;

“We met four empty vehicles with some belongings including a phone and some travelling bags. We were there when some policemen from Tureta arrived at the scene.

“From what I heard, they were more than 50 people with the bandits because we were there also when some of the travellers who ran into the bush returned to the main road.”

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