Gunmen kidnap district head, son in Zamfara




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Hassan Mohammed, district head of Gayari in Gummi local government area of state, and son have been by suspected bandits.

According to the PUNCH, the kidnap happened when the bandits raided the community Thursday night.

Abubakar Sani, a resident of the community, was quoted as saying the bandits had AK 47 rifles.

Sani said they began shooting sporadically when there was an attempt to rescue the district head and two sons.

”One of Mohammed’ sons fell a and made way back home,” he said.

Mohammed Shehu, of the police command in , was quoted as saying they have received any briefing about the incident.

is one of the experiencing incidents of banditry and kidnapping.

There was an initial lull in the activities of bandits after the opened dialogue with them. But the crime is resurging in the state and has spread to Niger state.

Wednesday, the asked Muhammadu Buhari to declare an emergency in the country and to sack the service chiefs.

The meet with the service chiefs on Thursday but the outcome of the was disclosed.