BREAKING: Commissioner’s Son Shot Dead, Three Others Killed by Suspected Bandits in Zamfara

BREAKING: Commissioner’s Son Shot Dead, Three Others Killed by Suspected Bandits in Zamfara

  • Barely a week after the Kaduna twin attack by suspected bandits, another one has been recorded in a small town in Zamfara
  • It was gathered that bandits invaded the house of a commissioner and open fire on the son and three other people
  • The victims were said to have been killed while the Subhi prayer was ongoing with most of the nearby residents praying in the mosque

Some suspected bandits have killed the son of Zamfara state commissioner of security and home affairs, Ibrahim Mamman Tsafe, Daily Trust reports. gathered that the bandits invaded Tsafe town, in Tsafe local government area of the state, on Sunday night and killed three others.

Usman Alkali Baba, Police, Bandits, Zamfara.
IGP Usman Alkali Baba has been summoned by the House of Representatives over the twin attack in Kaduna. Photo Credit: (Nigeria Police Force)
Source: UGC

According to reports, it was gathered that there have been incessant killings, abduction, and other crimes in the same local government.

This incessant anomaly was also reported to have led to the death of some customs officers who were killed in a separate attack two months earlier.

In February, it was also recorded that some suspected gunmen killed a man while he was calling for Subhi prayer in Magazu, a community just 5km south of Tsafe town.

Residents recount bandits' invasion

Reacting to the incessant attack in the community, a resident of the community known as Umar said the suspected bandits don military camouflage to carry out their hideous operations at the commissioner’s residence and opened fire on people.

Umar said:

“Some residents who had earlier spotted them mistook them as security operatives on routine patrol. Some of them didn’t bother to raise alarm.”

The eyewitness went further to explain that prior to the attack, the commissioner’s son was seated outside the frontage of the house alongside some people during iftar.

The eyewitness continued that while the shooting spree was on, some of the co-residents of the area were observing the Tarawih prayer in several mosques around the area while others scampered for safety.

Umar said:

“The armed men later withdrew into the forest. As I’m talking to you I’m at the Waziri’s residence where preparations for their funeral are underway.”

Other residents who gave an account of the situation were of the opinion that the bandits who carried out the attack might have been the ones spotted on Friday, March 1 killing a vigilante in the outskirt of the community.

Meanwhile, the state police command has not issued a statement at the time of this report as well as the commissioner himself.

Abuja-Kaduna Train: APC stalwart raises serious questions over bandit attack

Meanwhile, there is an unconfirmed claim that some passengers in the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train that was attacked by bandits were working with the criminals.

The allegation was made by a Facebook user who goes by the name Hamma on Friday, April 1.

According to Hamma, when the train was bombed, some passengers were pointing at others (especially those in the VIP section) on the train to the bandits.

Governor El-Rufai uncovers identity of Kaduna train attackers

Similarly, in the wake of the Abuja, Kaduna train attack on Monday evening, March 28, Governor Nasir El-Rufai had identified those responsible for the tragic incident.

The Kaduna state governor revealed that the attack on the train was carried out by Boko Haram terrorists in collaboration with some bandits operating in Kaduna, Zamfara, Niger, Sokoto and Kebbi states.

He made the assertions on Friday, April 1, after updating President Muhammadu Buhari on security developments in his state.


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