Police confirms killing of suspected Shiite member in Sokoto

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye

The Police Command in Sokoto State on Wednesday confirmed that hoodlums killed a Shiite (a member of an Islamic group) in Tudun Wada in Sokoto North Local Government area.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Alkasim Sunusi disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Sokoto.

He said that the deceased was attacked on his way to a procession of the sect.

Sunusi said that the victim was “seriously beaten and killed, while his Toyota Avensus vehicle with registration number BRK 144 CM was burnt by the hoodlums”.

He said that some members of the sect also engaged members of the public in a violent confrontation at Tamaje area of Sokoto South Local Government.

Sunusi said that three motor cycles belonging to the sect members were burnt, while one person was arrested with cutlass.

The police boss said that the command had since embarked on further investigation and called on members of the public to go about their normal businesses.

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