Bandits kill village head, kidnap eight people in Zamfara


From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Bandits have killed the Village Head of Gwaram in Talata-mafara local government area of Zamfara state, Alhaji Umaru Magaji and kidnapped eight other persons.

An indigen of the area, Usman Gwaram told Analyzer news that, the bandits who came to the village around 3 o’clock am last Monday wanted to kidnap the village head but he refused to follow them.

According to Usman, the village head told the bandits that, he preferred to die than to follow them to their hideout.

“When the bandits realized that, the village head was not cooperating with them, they cut him with a machete  living him in a pond of blood which led to his death”.

“They later moved to other houses where they kidnapped eight people including the wife of the District head of the area, Hajiya Sharifa and the former PDP ward chairman, Alhaji Musa Makeri”. Said Usman.

Efforts to talk to the spokesperson of the state police command SP Mohammed Shehu failed as he did not pick up the phone calls.

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