Sokoto: Nigeria Police dismiss new terrorist group report

Posted by Grand News | 2 December 2018 | 903 times

The Nigeria Police Force has said that the reports of the emergence of a new terrorist group in Sokoto State is untrue.

The force explained in a statement on Saturday that the people sighted between Sokoto and Niger border were not bandits, but herders from Mali, their wives and children with their cattle, Carmel and donkeys.

According to the statement released in Abuja by Force Public Relations Officer, Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, said the herders come to same area annually from Mali to Nigeria border area in search of water for their cattle.

“The herders did not enter the Nigerian Territory before they went back since on Tuesday, 27th November, 2018, and no attack on any person or damage to farm crops was recorded,” the statement said.

The statement enjoined the people of Sokoto State and environs not to panic but to go about their law duties without any fear or apprehension.

Source: grand News

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