Twenty-four hours after 11 Fulanis were massacre by a local vigilante group known as Yan Sakai at Mammande weekly market in Gwadabawa Local Government Area of Sokoto State, 20 more Fulanis were killed by suspected armed bandits at another market in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
Abdullahi Tsamaye, a former council chairman of Sabon Birni LG, said the incident happened around 5 p.m. on Friday, injuring several other people. The majority of them are being treated at the General Hospital in Sabon Birni, while others with life-threatening injuries were taken to the state capital for proper care.
According to him, the perpetrators stormed the market in large numbers and began shooting at anybody in sight, murdering around 20 people, setting fire to automobiles, and destroying a number of other properties.
Idris Gobir, Special Assistant to the Minister for Police Affairs, confirmed the attack and stated that 22 persons died, including traders from Sokoto town who were in the village for commercial transactions.
According to Gobir, approximately 35 persons are currently seeking treatment for their injuries at various hospitals.
Meanwhile, attempts to contact the Sokoto State Police Command for comment were unsuccessful since the command’s spokesman, ASP Abubakar Sanusi, was unavailable at the time of publishing this report.