Six of the mobile police who fought bandits during an ambush on the pilgrimage convoy in Sokoto paid the ultimate price.
Along the Gundumi woodland, the pilgrims were ambushed as they journeyed to Sokoto prior to departing for the Holy Land of Mecca.
It was determined that all would-be pilgrims were safely returned to the Palace of the Sarkin Gobir Isa.
A resident of Isa, speaking on the condition of anonymity, informed Daily Trust that the terrorists shot and killed six police officers.
“Bandits assaulted the convoy led by armed mobile police officers. The officers in front engaged the bandits, which allowed the pilgrims to escape as their vehicles turned back toward Isa, according to a source.
It was also learned that the State Pilgrims Welfare Board had to reschedule their departure, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday at 7:30 a.m., to Tomorrow (Wednesday).
At addition, our reporter confirmed that the would-be pilgrims were already in Sokoto, awaiting their ordeal.
Muhammad Bello, Media Aide to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, confirmed the attack in a news release and stated that government officials greeted the pilgrims in the state capital.
When reached, the acting Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, ASP Ahmad Rufa’i, stated that he had not been officially briefed on the incident-related deaths of his colleagues.