Terror bandits burn scores of travellers alive in Sokoto

By Sixtus Nduli, December 8, 2021

Terror bandits, have burnt over 37 people alive in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

The travelers, who were reportedly trying to migrate to other parts of the country because of insecurity in their communities, were stopped by the terror group some six kilometers away from the Sabon Birni town.

Witnesses who spoke with BBC Hausa Service said that the incident happened at 9am on Monday.

“The tragic incident occurred at Gidan Bawa, about 6km from Sabon Birni, where they started the journey.


The remains of the victims according to witnesses, have been buried in a mass grave.

“Among the victims, there was my uncle and his four children. When we arrived at the scene, we found that they were dead. We counted 25 charred bodies,” said the witness.

Another witness said among the 45 travellers, only seven survived, adding that they were currently battling for survival at the hospital.

Nigeria police force is yet to react to the incident.

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