Gunmen abduct Zamfara Rep’s 2 children, kill 6 others

The Police in Zamfara State have confirmed the abduction of two children of Yahaya Chado, the member representing Maradun/Bakura Federal Constituenc

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The Police in Zamfara State have confirmed the abduction of two children of Yahaya Chado, the member representing Maradun/Bakura Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Shehu, told newsmen in Gusau on Monday that the children were abducted after the gunmen stormed the lawmaker’s hometown of Gora in Maradun Local Government Area.

He said three persons were killed and four others wounded during the attack at about 1am yesterday.

One of the villagers, Kabiru Mai-Kwashe, disclosed that the gunmen came on 20 motorcycles, with each motorcycle conveying two men.

He said: “They shot in the air before going to the house of their victims. The gunmen forcefully took away the two victims, Muhammad Yahaya, 27, and his elder brother, Junaidu Yahaya, who is about 35 years old.”

According to him, after the gunmen left the house, they shot and killed six people and wounded four others.

Mai-Kwashe added that one of those abducted later returned with a telephone number ostensibly given by the kidnappers directing his father to contact them, “if he wants to see his eldest son again.”

It was gathered that the abductors had demanded for a ransom of N10 million before they would release the victim.

source:sunnewsonline.com

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