Zamfara govt confirms killing of district head, two sons by bandits


Bandits (file photo)

By Hassan Umaru

The Zamfara State government has confirmed the killing of the District Head of Gada in Bungudu Local Government Area, Umaru Bawan-Allah, and his two sons by bandits on Wednesday morning raid in the community.

The Commissioner for Information in Zamfara, Ibrahim Dosara, said in Channels Television that despite the killings, the bandits also razed down the house of the district head of the community.

“The security agencies, including the Nigerian Air Force are currently on the trail of the bandits,” Dosara revealed.

Sources also confirmed that the criminals invaded the area in the early hours and unleashed mayhem on the residents.

According to a source, the armed men abducted many others from the community, in addition to killing the district head of Gada and his two sons.

Gada community is about seven kilometres from Bungudu town, the headquarters of the local government.

The incident occurred about three months after the Emir of Bungudu, Hassan Attahiru, was abducted by bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.

Attahiru, who was kidnapped in September, spent 32 days in the custody of his abductors before he was released.


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