- Armed criminals in Zamfara launched an attack on the residence of Abdulaziz Yari , the former governor of the state
- The bandits invaded the town having made their way in on motorcycles, and carried out their operation without confrontation
- The assailants who came in on motorcycles abducted Hussain and a neighbour on Monday night, October 18
Zamfara - The home town of former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari in Talata Mafara local government of Zamfara state, was attacked by bandits.
Premium Times reports that Yari's brother-in-law, Auwal Hussain, and the wife of a neighbour were kidnapped during the invasion of the former governor's residence on Monday night, October 18.
Yari’s political associate, Bello Ruwan Bado, confirmed the abduction of Hussain popularly known as king.
The victim lives in the former governor’s private residence and is considered to be one of Yari’s closest persons.
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Mustapha Lawal, a neighbour narrating the incident said the bandits came in on motorcycles around 11:30 p.m and shot in the air to scare people, Sahara Reporters added.
He went on to note that the bandits operated for over an hour without security personnel coming to challenge them.
Panic as bandits invade Zamfara again, set house of speaker, others ablaze
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that bandits in Zamfara state carried out a daring attack in Zurmi local government area of the state.
During the attack, the bandits set the home of the speaker of Zamfara state House of Assembly, Nasiru Muazu Magarya, and other residents ablaze.
Zamfara state chairman of the committee on security and prosecution of bandits, Abdullahi Shinkafi, on Monday, September 13, confirmed bandits invaded the community and set ablaze some houses.
Zamfara women block Gusau-Kaduna road over bandit attacks
Meanwhile, hundreds of women in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara state blocked Gusau-Kaduna road to protest against persistent attacks by bandits, despite security measures said to be taken by the state government.
Gusau-Kaduna road links the state to several other states both in the North and the South.
The women carried their children and belongings sat on the road, refusing to allow the motorists to pass through the road. This resulted in traffic and hundreds of motorists were stranded.