The killing of a 17-month-old girl and her mother by armed robbers at Gundumi forest, along the Sokoto to Isa road, has thrown residents into mourning.

Bounce News could not confirm the incident when it was reported on Sunday, February 26 but the Sokoto State Police Commissioner, Mohammed Abdulkadir, has now confirmed the killing of the baby and her mother.

“We have since deployed more patrol teams along the road to redress the ugly trend of the resurgence of the activities of armed robbers along the road, especially near the forest.

“We have also intensified efforts to trail the fleeing armed robbers, with a view to bringing them to book.”

Although he could not save the lost lives, Abdulkadir said that the Police would try harder to prevent such killings from happening again.