Atleast 30 villagers were reported to have been killed by gunmen that attacked Goronyo township, the headquarters of Goronyo local government area in Sokoto state.
Aside from the deceased, dozens of others were reported to have sustained varying degrees of injuries during the attack that occurred barely 12 hours ago.
Confirming the casualties figure, the State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday, while receiving the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, on a courtesy visit, in the state.
“Between last night, yesterday evening till this morning, we were greeted with a very dastardly attack in Goronyo local government, particularly Goronyo township, where scores and tens have lost their lives and still counting. We’re not sure of the figure. But it is 30 something,” the Governor explained.
Praying for the success of the army over criminals, Tambuwal noted that the army chief “have come at a very trying moment for the army and the Nigerian nation. We’re faced and bedeviled by many security challenges in our own area here, particularly banditry, kidnapping, and other associated crimes”.
The governor appealed for synergy between the army and other security operatives in the state while requesting for the presence of more forces in the state and the deployment of more resources.
He, meanwhile, pledged that his administration would continuously support the Nigerian Army and other security operatives towards maintaining law and order.