Sokoto — A 25-year-old student was killed and another youth injured as suspected armed robbers attacked Dingyadi village in Bodinga Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
The deceased was the son of a former member of the state House of Assembly Tambari Ardon-Dingyadi and a student of the College of Education,Sokoto.
Daily Trust gathered that he was part of a vigilante group that mounted checkpoint at the entrance of the town.
Daily Trust further gathered that the armed bandits in their numbers stormed Dingyadi village between 3.00am and 4.00 am, robbing and beating up people. They were said to have operated for about an hour, shooting sporadically. Recounting how his son was killed, father of the deceased, Alhaji Tambari Ardon-Dingyadi said as members of the vigilante group fled into a nearby farms, the armed bandits opened fire. "They killed my son on the spot," he added.
Police Public Relations Officer of the Sokoto State command DSP Al-Mustapha Sani confirmed that the police have received report of the incident. He said investigation has commenced into the matter.