Sunday, December 5, 2021

Terrorists kill 60 at Goronyo market in Sokoto

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Terrorists, often referred to as bandits, have invaded Goronyo market in Sokoto State, killing over 60 people.

The terrorists reportedly stormed the market around 5pm on Sunday, shooting sporadically at traders.

According to Daily Star, a Sokoto based-online publication, the bandits reportedly operated from for close to two hours without any resistance from security forces, who could not be informed of the attack as a result of the shutdown of Telecoms in the area.

According to sources from the Local Government, about forty bodies were counted as at Sunday night.

Updates from some of the residents of Goronyo confirmed to DailyStar that 62 bodies were already deposited at Goronyo General Hospital as at Monday morning, this is in addition to some of the bodies that were taken away by their relatives for funerals.

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The sources also told the newspaper that many others are still missing as they were trying to escape by running into the bandits in bushes during the shootings.

Police could not immediately be reached for comment.

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