Bandits abduct district head, four others in Zamfara

Bandits abduct district head, four others in Zamfara

- The police have disclosed that the district head of Lingyado village in Zamfara state has been abducted

- Mohammed Shehu, the spokesperson for the Zamfara police command said the abduction was carried out by suspected bandits

- Shehu disclosed that four other people were also abducted by the gang

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The district head of Lingyado village under Maru local government area of Zamfara state has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be bandits.

The spokesperson for the police in the state, Mohammed Shehu confirmed the abduction in a statement on Sunday, October 25.

Bandits abduct district head, four others in Zamfara
Security operatives are trying to rescue the kidnapped victims. Photo credits: Pius Utomi Ekpei
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According to Premium Times, Shehu disclosed that four other victims were also abducted by the suspected bandits.

He said the quick intervention of the joint police and military units stationed at Bindin prevented the bandits from kidnapping as many people as possible.

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The police spokesperson said a search team comprising of the police and the military are combing the nearby forest to rescue the district head and the four other kidnapped victims.

He appealed to residents of the state to report a threat of any kind to the security agencies for a quick response.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, October 23, met with the governor of Zamfara state, Dr Bello Matawalle, at the State House.

According to President Buhari's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, the meeting was connected with the recent attacks by bandits in the northern state.

Twenty people were reportedly killed in the attack which occurred at Tungar Kwana village of Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara.

In another report, the Ekiti police command has warned of planned attacks by a group of people suspected to be armed bandits to invade Ekiti state and wreak havoc.

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The Nation reported that the Ekiti state police commissioner, Babatunde Mobayo, who revealed this in a statement, on Wednesday, September 30, warned residents to beware whom they harbour.

He called on residents to report suspected activities in their environment.

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