A group of youths popularly referred to as "area boys" attacked and robbed residents of Makera Assada area of Sokoto and in the process assaulted one Mustapha Makera and his son. Mustapha Makera had just returned from Dala orthopaedic hospital where he underwent a surgery to treat his leg which was broken due to an accident he was involved in last year.
The attack left Mustapha and his son wounded due to machete attacks he received from the hoodlums all over his body and that of his son whom he shielded from more attacks. The hoodlums also tempered with the broken leg when they tried to loose the equipments used to aid the treatment which resulted to the undoing of the whole operation.
Wife of Sokoto state governor, Mairo Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has pledged her commitment to take over the case and foot the bills of his treatment and that of his son and has also ordered her aides to facilitate the admission of Mustapha at the Sokoto state Orthopedic hospital, Wamakko. More photos below;