Unknown gunmen attacked Sokoto Mass Transit and kidnapped over 60 travellersalong the Sokoto-Gusau highway and killed two in another location same day.
An official of the Sokoto Mass Transit confirmed to newsmen that one of their buses was attacked by the bandits.
The official who spoke under condition of anonymity said the bandits blocked the highway on Sunday Morning wielding sophisticated weapons and eventually kidnapped over sixty travellers.
A bus driver and one other passenger escaped the attack but the rest of the passengers were taken away into the bush by the bandits.
Local residents also explained that the bandits blocked Wurno-Goronyo road around 5:00 p.m. the same day, killing two people and abducting others.
The attack on Wurno-Goronyo road was also confirmed to Channels Television by the Chairman of Wurno Local Government Area, Abubakar Arzika.
He said two people, including a lady, were killed by the bandits.
He, however, could not confirm the abduction of other passengers along the road, saying police were still investigating the matter.
Police authorities in the state are yet to release a statement on the incident.
Kidnapping for ransom has become commonplace in Sokoto and many other states in Nigeria.
The attacks are carried out by armed bandits whose aim is to terrorise residents and make money.
Apart from the kidnappings, the bandits also kill residents of communities at will. A group of bandits recently shot down an alpha jet the military was using to attack the bandits in neighbouring Zamfara State.
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