Bandits abducts over 50 travelers in Sokoto state


At least 50 travellers have been abducted in Sokoto State by armed bandits.

The victims were travelling on Sokoto to Gusau road yesterday when they were kidnapped.

The total number of people kidnapped during the yesterday morning operation has not been confirmed, but a witness said over 50 people were kidnapped.

Confirming the attack to journalists, the general manager of the Sokoto Mass Transit, Yahuza Chika, said only one of their buses was involved, while other vehicles involved did not belong to them.

He said two people from the bus escaped while the other passengers were taken by the bandits.

However, he did not give the number of those kidnapped from his organization’s bus.