Zamfara: Bandits abduct district head, 75 others

The District Head of Adabka community in Zamfara State, Nafi’u Shehu, along with 75 people in Rini village have been abducted, in the latest brazen criminality by bandits.

Adabka community is under Bukkuyum local government area of the State and about 165 kilometers from Gusau, the State capital.

According to reports, the bandits invaded Adabka community about noon and abducted all of the victims on Saturday in separate operations.

They operated till around 4 pm before whisking away Shehu. However, no one was killed, the station said.

There was no security presence in the community when the bandits came calling as the mobile police unit initially stationed there was moved out of last week.

In Rini, in the same State, bandits kidnapped no fewer than 75 people, in a raid that began Friday night and ended early Saturday.

A resident of the community, Habu Abubakar, said more than 80 people were kidnapped by the gunmen, who he said came wearing black clothes on more than 50 motorbikes.

The State’s Police Command spokesman confirmed the abduction but declined to provide details.

He described the attack as starting on Friday afternoon and lasting until the early hours of Saturday, as the kidnappers went from house to house snatching children and the elderly.

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