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Telecoms’ Shutdown: Sokoto Bandits Write Letters To Demand Ransoms From Families Of Victims

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Bandits working within the Jap Senatorial District of Sokoto State have resorted to writing letters in reaching out to households of their victims in demanding for ransoms. 

Based on The Solar, the bandits’ new twist got here every week after the state authorities ordered the shutdown of telecommunications companies in some elements of the state to curb the prevailing banditry actions within the state. 


The community ban is efficient in Dange Shuni, Tambuwal, Sabon Birni, Raba, Tureta, Goronyo, Tangaza and Isa native authorities areas amongst others.

A supply, who was previous to the bandits’ new antics in Sokoto, stated {that a} letter was written to monarch in Burkusuma demanding for ransom to safe the discharge of 20 individuals kidnapped from two communities within the Sabon Birni Native Authorities Space.

The victims have been reportedly kidnapped earlier this week after the bandits attacked a safety formation within the space.

The letter was written in Hausa language by one of many victims kidnapped by the bandits and addressed to Sarkin Rafin Burkusuma, the district head of the world.

“The bandits knowledgeable the monarch that the victims kidnapped from Gatawa and Burkusuma are all in good well being and doing nice.

“They demanded a ransom of N20million for the discharge of the victims,” a villager who was aware of the incident informed journalists.

The kidnapped victims, whose names have been all written within the letter, have been 9 males, eight females and two youngsters.

A supply confirmed that one of many victims was launched to ship the letter to Gatawa by the Sarkin Rakin Burkusuma.

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