Police confirm bandits’ attack on immigration checkpoint in Sokoto


The police have confirmed that there was an attack by bandits on an immigration checkpoint in Sokoto.

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The bandits’ attack on the checkpoint in the Gwadabawa area of the state occurred on Friday night.

The spokesman of the command, ASP Ahmad Rufa’i, confirmed this on Sunday morning.

He confirmed that the gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked the Mamman Suka village checkpoint of the Gwadabawa Local Government area and killed two immigration officers.

At the same time, some of them who sustained gunshot injuries were rushed to Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto.

He further said five rifles were recorded by the immigration officers from the gunmen and were currently at the immigration headquarters office in the state.

Meanwhile, a driver who is a witness, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed that the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers stormed the Immigration checkpoint point along Sokoto/ Illela road on Friday at around 7 pm, shot two Immigration officers, and abducted others.

Confirming the attack, the Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Immigration Service Illela Border Command, Bello Mohammed said, “We are currently in hospital please with the wounded, I will give you a call later.”

When called again, Mohammed said, “We are sorting out things to know the degree of the attack and the number of casualties.”