The police have confirmed the escalation of banditry activities in some communities in Gwadabawa Local Government Area of Sokoto State, North-West Nigeria. The situation they said is responsible for the rising tension in some villages within the area.
In a telephone conversation with AIT.live, spokesperson of the Sokoto State Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police Sanusi Abubakar said “There is no report of any clash in Gwadabawa but banditry activities at Tsauna Forest and Illelah to be precise.
Currently, our men are undergoing a joint operation in conjunction with the military. Details of further development after the operation will follow.”
Sanusi who could not confirm an earlier report by some media outfits that claimed an outbreak of violence between the Fulani and Hausa communities that claimed the lives of some persons said a joint operation in which the police were part is ongoing in the area.
He said detail of the alleged violence cannot be ascertained as ongoing joint security operation is ongoing within the local council and its environs.
An international media outfit had earlier reported quoting a local official, Aminu Gwadabawa as saying people in the area were living in fear, as the conflict even claimed the life of a soldier.
(Editor: Terverr Tyav)