15 Nigerians Killed By Bandits, 7 Burnt To Death

Bandits Kill 15 In Fresh Sokoto Attacks
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Suspected armed bandits have reportedly killed at least 15 people in Goronyo and Illela local government areas of Sokoto State.

Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who confirmed the attack on Monday, said 12 people were killed in Illela while three lost their lives in Goronyo.

The governor stated this shortly before he presented the 2022 Sokoto appropriation bill to the state House of Assembly on Monday.

He said the attacks occurred between Sunday night and Monday morning in the said council areas.

Mr Tambuwal condoled with those who lost their loved ones in the attacks.

The two are among council areas where the state government has shut down telecommunications network and banned weekly markets to curb the activities of bandits.

However, the measures have not deterred the attacks as reprisal attacks involving bandits and vigilante groups have intensified in Sokoto.

Bandits have been reported to be establishing administration in many rural communities in the state, imposing taxes on villagers.
Source – Premium Times

7 Burnt To Death In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Crash
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Seven persons have been reportedly burnt to death in a crash on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, on Sunday night.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday in Abeokuta.

The FRSC Public Education Officer in Ogun, Superintendent Route Commander Florence Okpe, said the accident occurred at about 22:40 pm.

Okpe said the victims “were burnt beyond recognition”.
She explained that the accident involved “two vehicles with no registration number due to the nature of the crash”.
According to her, “a total of 10 persons were involved in the crash,” adding that “03 persons were injured while the other 07 were burnt beyond recognition only to be identified with skulls.”

The FRSC spokesperson attributed the suspected cause of the crash to route violation (one way), stating that the two vehicles had a head-on collusion due to one way drive, which resulted to a fire outbreak.

She disclosed that the injured victims had been taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention.
Okpe quoted the Sector Commander of the FRSC, Ahmed Umar, to have cautioned motorists to desist from driving against traffic, knowing the dangers attached to route violation.

She added that Umar commiserated with the family of the crash victims, even as he enjoined them to contact FRSC Ogunmakin Area for more information about the injured victims.
Source – Daily Trust