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Gunmen Abduct Four In Zamfara

Salaudeen Adeniyi  
Updated August 19, 2020
A photo showing the map of Zamfara, a state in north-west Nigeria.

 

Four persons have been abducted by unknown gunmen at Gamji community in the Bakura Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu, confirmed the incident in a press statement on Wednesday.

He explained that the incident occurred on Tuesday evening, noting that the victims were abducted from the residence of the immediate past Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Bello Dankande Gamji.

According to the police, a large number of armed men invaded the house and kidnapped two of his children and two others including an NSCDC officer on duty.

One person was shot dead, while a woman was wounded in the process.

“The police have already deployed armed and plainclothes operatives who immediately embarked on search and rescue operations, with a view to rescuing the kidnapped victims and apprehend the assailants.

“The Police further assure the former Zamfara State Commissioner and indeed all the people of the state that it is doing everything possible to get the abductees released back home”.

The statement also appealed to members of the public, to avoid confronting gunmen during such invasion, but to report the incident on time to the police or any security agency nearest to them for prompt action.