The death toll in the recent attacks in Sokoto state has risen to 39, Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has said.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has disclosed that the death toll in the recent armed banditry attacks has risen to 39. He said this while receiving governors from six states who paid him a condolence visit.
The governor said the attacks which occurred in Rabah local government area of the state were happening in the state for the first time adding that the more bodies were recovered after the initial burial of 32.
“Currently, there are three Internally displaced persons camps comprising more than 10,000 people in the affected areas,” he said.
Assuring that security agencies had been mobilized to secure the areas, Gov. Tambuwal bemoaned the crisis and called for increased vigilance.
Governor Yari of Zamfara state who led the delegation described the incident as worrisome and called on leaders to cooperate to check killings and destruction of properties around the country.
“We were in Plateau 10 days ago and now in Sokoto for the same condolence, which signified that drastic measures were needed to stop this menace,” he said.
“As leaders, we must stand up to our responsibilities, being that most of us here are affected.
“We are losing loved ones, property and many being injured all over the affected places.
“We need to look inward because the crime is a chain that must be stamped out. As leaders, we must cooperate and evolve measures to tackle the situation.”
Govs Aminu Masari (Katsina), Jibrilla Bindow (Adamawa), Abubakar Bello (Niger) and Kashim Shettima of Borno we’re part of the delegation.