Executive Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, said 43 people have been confirmed dead in the wake of the attack by bandits on Goronyo township in Goronyo local government area of the state.
Tambuwal gave this clarification after due diligence on figures of those that died in the Goronyo market Sunday attack.
It was reported that gunmen suspected to be bandits stormed the Goronyo market on Sunday night, shooting sporadically and gunned down many villagers who were engaged in their usual night transactions.
Earlier in the day Tambuwal had put the figure at about 30 when the Chief of Army Staff, 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,” Gov. Tambuwal said.