The death of one person has been confirmed by the Sokoto State Police Command as youths of a community resisted some bandits on Saturday.
Confirming the incident, the spokesman for the state police command, ASP Ahmad Rufa’i, said the bandits, in an attempt to attack the Kwakwala community in the Sokoto metropolis, engaged in a shootout with youths of the area.
He said, “Based on the report at our disposal, the suspected bandits numbering about 10 armed with cutlasses and guns attacked a community behind the main campus of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.
“The youth of the area resisted the attack and in the process, the bandits shot one of the youths named Usman who died instantly.
“Four other youths of the Kwalkwala and Dundaye communities also sustained various degrees of injuries in the attack.”
The PPRO, however, assured all that the command under the leadership of CP Ali Kaigama is doing everything possible to ensure the culprits are apprehended.