He explained that the vehicle carried 24 passengers, out of which 7 were admitted to an undisclosed hospital.
Sanusi who responded to a text message sent to him on the development said, “The vehicle is carrying 24 passengers out of which 7 victims were admitted and an unidentified number of burnt dead bodies”.
Information from Sabon Birni local government however insisted that the number of those burnt in the vehicle could be higher than what the police confirmed, as a particular family lost ten members to the incident.
According to him, they are still trying to ascertain the exact number of casualties, adding that the figure might be very scary.
A relative of one of those killed in the attack, who simply gave his name as Garba, said the Turji led faction of bandits had occupied the entire Sokoto East senatorial district.
He said the criminals have imposed leaders in some villages and are collecting tithes, levies and controlling those in such villages as slaves.