Three Killed, District Head, 11 Others Kidnapped In Fresh Zamfara Attack

Some of the residents who fled during the attack are still missing, an eyewitness told Channels Television.


A photo combination of the map of Zamfara State and a gun recovered from criminals.

 

At least three persons have been killed and 11 others injured in an attack by armed bandits in the Bagega community of the Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

During the attack, the district head of the community, his eight-year-old daughter and about 10 others were also abducted by the gunmen.

Although police authority in the state are yet to confirm the attack as the spokesperson for the command, ASP Yazid Abubakar, said he will make his findings and get back to our correspondent.

A resident of the community, who escaped during the attack, Abdullahi Bagega, told Channels Television on Wednesday that the bandits invaded the community on motorcycles on Monday evening and started shooting sporadically, forcing residents to scamper for safety.

He said three persons were killed, 11 persons critically wounded and are receiving treatment at various hospitals.

Abdullahi added that some of the residents who fled during the attack are still missing.

“They kidnapped the Sarkin Gabas of our community and his small daughter of about eight years old, six other persons and four people from a village before Bagega. The total is not up to 50, we also have 11 persons critically injured right now.”