‘Nigeria Police Arrived 3 Hours After I Called’— Zamfara Ex-councillor Whose Wife, Seven-month-old Son Were Abducted By Bandits

A former councillor of Tudun Wada ward within the Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Babangida Damba has narrated how his spouse and seven-month-old son had been kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be bandits.

According to Damba, the gunmen invaded his residence within the Damba space of Gusau city round 12.20 am on Tuesday, wielding AK-47 rifles.

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He added that he referred to as the police instantly the assault began however they did not reply till round 3 am when the gunmen had left along with his spouse and son.

He stated, “The gunmen who were four in number came into my house around 12.20 am and started shooting. They tried to gain entry into my parlour but did not succeed. They then asked me to open the door and I refused.”

The politician disclosed that they shot at his doorways and home windows in a bid to realize entry into his parlour, including {that a} stray bullet hit him within the arm and obtained him wounded.

Damba said that once they failed to interrupt into his parlour, they moved to a different room the place his spouse and his son had been staying, kidnapped them, and left with out taking something.

“When they realised that I was not ready to cooperate with them, they moved to the other room and kidnapped my 26-year-old wife, Hassana Abubakar, and my seven-month-old son, Ibrahim,” he concluded.

Deadly assaults have raged throughout Zamfara state the place bandits have thrived.

Farming and herding communities within the state have lengthy been terrorised 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 items had been additionally given to leaders of various ‘repentant’ gangs of bandits by the governor in 2020.

But regardless of all these, communities within the state are nonetheless being attacked and residents kidnapped and/or killed.

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‘Nigeria Police Arrived 3 Hours After I Called’— Zamfara Ex-councillor Whose Wife, Seven-month-old Son Were Abducted By Bandits

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