At least 43 people have now been confirmed dead, following the attack by bandits on Goronyo township in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal gave the latest figure after the Sunday’s attack on Goronyo market.
Tambuwal had earlier put the casualty figure at about 30 when the chief of army staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, paid him a courtesy visit.
“The number of people that died in Goronyo. I did say it was above 30. I wasn’t categorical about the figure. We just finished a meeting with some stakeholders and I have confirmed that we lost 43 people unfortunately to that incident. May God Almighty have mercy on their souls,” the governor said.
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