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Suspected bandits kill 12, abduct 3 women in Sokoto village



Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Sunday killed 12 persons in Kurya village, Rabbah local government area of Sokoto State.

Residents of the community told journalists on Wednesday the terrorists who were armed with sophisticated weapons also went away with three women and livestock from the community.

However, some of the terrorists were killed by men of Operation Hadarin Daji who responded to distress calls from the villagers and engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel.

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The spokesman for the state police command, Ahmed Rufai, confirmed the attack.

He, however, promised to brief journalists when the details of the incident are available.

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