Armed bandits on Tuesday abducted four people in the house of a former Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Mohammed Bello Dankande Gamji in his Gamji home town of Bakura Local Government Area of the state.
The development was confirmed by the Zamfara State Police Command.
“This was made known in a press statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu.”
“The report which was received at about 0500hrs of today indicates that, at about 0430hrs, a large number of armed bandits stormed the house and kidnapped two of his children and two others including an NSCDC officer on guard duty in the house.”
“One person was shot dead while a woman was wounded in the process” the statement indicated
The spokesperson of the command noted that police has deployed armed and plain operatives on a search and rescue operations to rescue the kidnapped victims and apprehend the assailants.
“The Command further assures the former Commissioner and indeed all the people of the state that it is doing everything possible to get the abductees released as was done recently where six (6) kidnapped victims including two district heads of Basasa and Ruwan Gizo in Talata Mafara and Bakura Local Government Area were rescued safely by the Police”
“However, the Command appeals to members of the public to avoid confronting gunmen during such invasion but report the incident on time to the police or any security agency nearest to them for prompt action”
The command further stated that normalcy has been restored in the area while the Command will update members of the public on any development in this regard.