Gada Market Killings: Police Nab Two Suspects, Recover Cattles, Dane Gun


The Sokoto State Police Command has arrested two suspects in connection to the Gada market attack that claimed the lives of six persons in the Kiri, Gada Local Government Areas of Sokoto State.

The State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Ahmad Rufai disclosed this to Sunday Telegraph in a telephone interview.

According to him, the suspects were arrested with some exhibit including three cows and a Dane gun.

He added that the suspects who are from Sabon garin Dole in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State have all confessed to the crime.

In a related development, the police said they are investigating the alleged killing of a armed robbery suspect who was allegedly killed by a mob in Old Airport axis of the state.

Sources in the community said a mob action led to the death of a suspected armed robber who invaded the community with two other suspects now at large.

A source said the police embarked on indiscriminate arrest of suspects believed to be part of the mob that killed the robbery suspects including passerby.

But the Police spokesman when contacted said community leaders from Old Airport have communicated with the police authority and the police will take necessary action after concluding investigation on the matter.

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