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Just in: Following bandits attack Sokoto government says all Intending Pilgrims Safe

The government of Sokoto state, has confirmed that all the intending pilgrims from Isa local government area of who were attacked by bandits Monday, on their way to the state capital for take-off to this year’s pilgrimage, were rescued unscathed.

 

According to the state Commissioner for Information, Isah Bajini Galadanchi, “all of the intending pilgrims, their relatives who were accompanying them to Sokoto Hajj camp and the security men escorting them, were momentarily held up by suspected bandits operating on the corridor linking the eastern part of the state, arrived safely in Sokoto, the capital city”.

 

The government , according to a statement by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Muhammad Bello said “the contingent have been received by Government officials and are being processed for their onward journey to the Holy Land,” explained Galadanci.

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