Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has confirmed the death of 16 people in a fresh banditry at Dalijan, Rakkoni and Kalhu communities in the Rabah Local Government Area of the state.

Tambuwal made the announcement at a news conference in Sokoto, saying that the incident occurred on Monday night.

The governor called on security agencies to intensify efforts at safeguarding the people’s lives and property.

Commiserating with victims and their families, Tambuwal prayed Allah to grant them fortitude to bear the loss.

The banditry, which started in Sokoto State on July 9 last year has taken a total of 81 lives.

On the recent political happenings after the just-concluded presidential and National Assembly elections, Tambuwal expressed his concern that some politicians were indulging in do-or-die politics.

The governor said the situation had negated calls for peaceful campaigns and elections devoid of thuggery.
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