Gunmen abduct ex-commissioner’s children, NSCDC personnel in Zamfara

Gunmen have abducted two sons of a former commissioner in Zamfara, Alhaji Bello Dankande, and two others, including a personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC).

Police spokesman Muhammad Shehu said in a statement that the gunmen killed one person and injured another.

He said that the incident took place at the residence of the former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Gamji, Bakura Local Government Area of the state, on Tuesday.

“At about 4:30am, a large number of armed men invaded the house and kidnapped two of his children and two others including an NSCDC officer on guard duty at the house,” the statement said.

“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”, he added.

According to him, normalcy has returned to the area while the command will update members of the public on any development.



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