The Nigerian Police have said, militia group attacking Sokoto communities are Malians.
Cordelia Nwawe, the Sokoto state police command spokesperson in a chat with newsmen in Sokoto disclose this.
The police have determined that the people seen in Sokoto state were Malian herders, the police spokesperson said.
We are aware, the attack was carried out at Gudu and Tangaza local government, police said.
“The situation was misreported based on our intelligence report.
“The herdsmen sighted are reasonably believed to be Malians who reside in a forest in Niger Republic, sharing border with Gudu and Tangaza local government areas of the state.
“The herdsmen are annual visitors to the nearby forest bordering the two local governments with their cattle and always stayed in the forest in Niger Republic.