Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped the spouse and seven-month-old son of Babangida Ibrahim, an ex-councilor in Zamfara State.
Muhammad Shehu, the spokesman for the state police command, disclosed this in an announcement on Wednesday.
The police spokesman stated the gunmen attacked the previous councilor’s home at Damba in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, at about 12.30 am on Wednesday.
According to Shehu, the ex-councilor was left with a gunshot wound. He is at present receiving remedy in a hospital.
He stated, “The command has been on the trail of the kidnappers to ensure the rescue of the victims.
“The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Hussaini Rabi’u, has ordered a thorough investigation on the matter to ensure the arrest of the perpetrators.”
Deadly assaults by bandits have worsened in Zamfara State.
Farming and herding communities within the state have been terrorized by gangs who raid villages, stealing cattle, and kidnapping residents for ransom.
In 2019, the state authorities entered a peace settlement with the gunmen.
About 15 model new Hilux autos and money presents have been additionally given to leaders of ‘repentant’ gangs of bandits by the governor in 2020.
Despite the intervention, communities within the state are nonetheless being attacked and residents kidnapped and killed.