Panic as bandits allegedly issue notice of attack to five Sokoto villages
Panic has enveloped five Sokoto villages over threat letter allegedly issued by fleeing bandits from Zamfara forests, who invaded and killed residents of border villages in the state last week.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the bandits, who escaped the onslaught of security troops on their hideouts, wreaked havoc on two local government areas in Sokoto, namely, Dange/Shuni and Tureta on Tuesday and Wednesday, where they killed scores and ransacked shops and houses for foodstuffs.
According to PUNCH, panic has enveloped Shuni, a community in Dange/Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State, where a notice written in Hausa language was found under a tree.
One of the residents who does not want his name in print, said the alleged notice of attack was discovered, late on Saturday, under a tree in Kwanar Kimba Village of Shuni District, Dange/Shuni LGA.
“The notice is written in Hausa language by suspected bandits threatening to destroy the villages of Shuni, Kwanar Kimba, Rikina and Dange, and it has thrown residents into panic,” the source stated.
The writers also boasted in the alleged notification that no force could stop them from carrying out their threat.
“A million army personnel will not stop us from carrying out the attack, which may be carried out any moment from now,” the alleged notice stated.
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