Bandits kill one, kidnap wife of District Head, 9 others in Zamfara


At least one person has been killed while 10 others including the wife of the district head of Dan Kurma village in Zamfara State, Hajiya Baraka Sani Usman were kidnapped when suspected bandits invaded the community on Thursday.

According to one of the eyewitnesses, Malam Nasiru Habibu, the bandits stormed the village at wee hours of Thursday shooting sporadically and scaring people.

He said the armed bandits stormed the village with numerous AK47 riffles which he said caused confusion in the village as people were running helter-skelter for their lives.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu confirmed the incident when contacted, saying that ten people were actually kidnapped while one person was killed.

Shehu noted that teams of armed police officers and military personnel have been deployed to the axis to restore peace, saying that they were charged to ensure that they fish out the culprits so that they can be brought to justice.

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