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One killed as Sokoto youth, bandits engage in shootout

The Nigeria Police Force and the Sokoto State Command have confirmed that one person was killed on Saturday as youths from the Sokoto community resisted bandits from attacking their community.

Confirming the incident, state command spokesman Ahmad Rufai said the bandits, while attempting to attack Kwakwala community in Sokoto metropolis, engaged in a shootout with local youths.

Rufai said: “Based on the report we have, suspected bandits numbering about 10 armed with cutlasses and Danish weapons attacked a community behind the main campus of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

“The youth of the area resisted the attacks, as a result of which the gunmen shot one of the youth named Usman, who died instantly. “Four other youths from Kwawalkwala and Dundaye communities also sustained varying degrees of injuries in the attack.”

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