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Killing of PDP Ward Chair in Sokoto not Politically Motivated ….. Four Apprehended – Police

Four suspected armed bandits who allegedly killed one Lawali Agajiba, a Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Asare Ward of Gwadabawa LGA, Sokoto state have been arrested by Police operatives.

DSP Sanusi Abubakar, Police Public Relations Officer, Sokoto State Command, made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday.

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He recalls that on 31st December, 2022 at about 2330hrs, there was a report on rampaging suspected armed bandits that invaded Gidan Huloti, tungar maza, Galadi and Agajibi villages in Gwadabawa LG, rustled large number of cattles and sheep belonging to different households in the said villages during which they shot to death one Lawali Agajiba, later found to be the PDP ward Chairman.

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He stated that there was prompt follow up by the Police that led to the interception and the recovery of some of the livestock.

“Four (4) members of the syndicate were arrested while transporting away some of the rustled livestock to a point in Bodinga LG from Tsauna Village of Illela LG using a Mitsubishi canter truck and currently the case is undergoing investigation.”

“Already, the LG council chairmen of Tangaza, Ilella and Bodinga were contacted by the police and are required to inform members of the public whose livestock are missing to come forward with proof of ownership and collect thier cows and to give more credible information on the suspects under police investigation as well as others yet to be arrested.”

According to the PPRO, investigation so far revealed that the killing has no any political undertone as earlier speculated.

He pointed out that the incident was purely act perpetrated by some rampaging cattle rustlers who have no boundaries.

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“This is a call for members of the public to note that the Police in the state is on top of the situation and the call for the public to disregard the rumours of being a politically motivated killing.”


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