Gunmen attack Zamfara ex-councilor, kidnap wife, son


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked former councilor of Tudun wada ward in Gusau local government area of Zamfara state, Hon. Babangida Ibrahim where they kidnapped his wife and son.

Narrating the ordeal to Punch, Hon Babangida Damba said the gunmen invaded his resident in Damba area of Gusau town around 12. 20 am on Tuesday carrying Ak 47 rifles.

Babangida said, “The gunmen who were four in number entered into my house around 12.20 carrying Ak 47 rifles and started shooting”.

“They tried to gain entry into my parlour but did not succeed, as such they asked me to open the door and I refused”.

He maintained that, they shot at both the doors and the windows in a bid to gain entry into his parlour adding that, a stray bullet shot him in the arm and got him wounded.

He stated that, when they failed to break into his parlour, they moved to another room where his wife and his son were staying, kidnapped them and left without taking anything.

“When they realised that I was not ready to cooperate with them, they moved to the other room and kidnapped my  26 year old wife Hassana Abubakar and my seven months old son, Ibrahim”. He concluded.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the police command SP Mohammed Shehu said, the command has already sent some of its personnel to pursue the gunmen in order to rescue both the wife and the child.

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