Gunmen burned down a bus with 30 passengers in Nigeria’s Sokoto state, on Tuesday
Sokoto (PNB NEWS). About 30 commuters in Nigeria were massacred when a gunman burnt a bus on Tuesday, police, and citizens said.
Terrorists have been striking Africa’s most populous and second-largest economy, since last year.
The vehicle was conveying 24 people when armed men torched it, according to Sokoto state police.
7 people who escaped the scene with injuries were transported to a nearby health center.
30 corpses were retrieved from the overloaded torched bus, the local rescue team claimed.
Passengers were surrounded and burnt on the highway linking Sabon Birni and the village of Gidan Bawa, the report further said.
Over the last year, miscreants have killed hundreds of people and kidnapped many more for emancipation in Nigeria, sparking a security crisis that the government is attempting to solve.