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Bandits attack another Sokoto market

Suspected bandits have attacked the Goronyo market in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

The assailants attacked the market in large numbers on Sunday night, shooting sporadically and killing several persons.

The actual number of casualties was yet to be determined.

This is the third time in two weeks bandits have attacked a village market in Sokoto State.

Earlier this month, 20 persons were killed at Ungwan Lalle market in Sabon Birni Local Government.

For several weeks troops have been conducting air and ground operations on bandit camps in neighbouring Zamfara.

Bandits fleeing military operations in Zamfara have set up camps in the Sabon Birni district from where they raid villages.

The influx of bandits prompted authorities to suspend weekly markets and shut down telecom towers in areas on the border with Zam

Editing by Tola Oguneye