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Bandits Kidnap 55 Wedding Guests In Sokoto

Bandits, suspected to be loyal to popular bandit kingpin, Bello Turji, have kidnapped 55 wedding guests in Sokoto State.
Naija News reports that bandits kidnapped the victims who were returning from a wedding in Tambuwal town on Saturday evening along Sokoto-Gusau Road.

It is understood that the victims are members of the Nigeria Cellphone Sellers and Repairers Association in Zamfara State.

In a chat with journalists in Gusau on Sunday, the association’s Secretary, Ashiru Shua’ibu, said the wedding guests were kidnapped and taken to the forest by the bandits.

He said the victims were in two vehicles when they were stopped by bandits between Tureta town in Sokoto State and Bakura town in Zamfara State.

Shua’ibu however explained that 25 members of the association managed to escape later, while the remaining 30 are still in captivity.

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“They boarded two buses from Tambuwal immediately after the wedding and headed to Gusau.

“Unfortunately, they were stopped and kidnapped by the bandits between Tureta town in Sokoto and Bakura in Zamfara state,” he said.

Shua’ibu appealed with the Zamfara State Government and security agencies to come to the aid of their members and rescue them from the bandits’ camp.

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