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Joint Army/Police team kill 4 gunmen in Sokoto

Sokoto – Four gunmen including a woman were killed on Wednesday in Sokoto after a raid at their hide out by a joint military and police team.

Briefing newsmen on the incident, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Tasi”u, Commander, 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army , Sokoto, said several arrests were also made.

He said the security operatives raided the hide out of the suspects located along Line `A”, Alu Estate in Bado area of Sokoto.

According to him, several arms and ammunitions, cash, 10 handsets, a laptop computer and two vehicles were recovered.

Tasi’u who declined to entertain questions from journalists said the house had been demolished.

It was  learnt that the gunmen had engaged the security operatives in a gun battle from about 12 midnight to 9am.

Alhaji  Shua’ibu Gambo, the Commissioner of Police in the state, had earlier confirmed the incidence, saying that the raid followed a tip off. (NAN)


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