Crime and Security

Gunmen kidnap Zamfara treasurer’s three children, kill neigbour

Gunmen kidnap Zamfara treasurer’s three children, kill neigbour


Gunmen suspected to be bandits have stormed the home of the Zamfara State Sub-Treasurer, Alhaji Yusuf Marafa, abducted his three children and killed one of his neighbor.

The incident occurred in  Nahuche ward, Bungudu Local Government Area of the State.

The kidnapped children were reportedly, identified as Mansur Yusuf, Sa ’adu Yusuf and Anas Yusuf while the slain neighbor was Malam Kamalu Nahuche.

An indigene of the area who gave his name as Alhaji Dahiru, said the kidnappers, who came on many motorcycles, drove into the community and went straight to the sub – treasurer’s house, where they whisked away the three children. Alhaji Kamalu, was reportedly shot dead as he came out of his house.

Dahiru revealed that the bandits had also entered the house of one Ibrahim Maishago, a businessman, in an attempt to kidnap his children. “They discovered some large sum of money in the house, which they took away with them along with the children.”

The Zamfara State Police Command spokesperson, SP Muhammad Shehu, who confirmed the incident, said that armed policemen had already been deployed to the affected area to restore normalcy and peace.

He urged the people to remain law-abiding saying it can revive peace in the state with the efforts of the security agencies.

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