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Terrorists Kidnap Zamfara State Lawmaker’s Wife, Four Children In Fresh Attacks

Terrorists Kidnap Zamfara State Lawmaker’s Wife, Four Children In Fresh Attacks
December 9, 2022

Suspected terrorists have kidnapped the wife and four children of a member of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Aminu Ardo Jangebe.

It was also reported that two of his neighbours, Alhaji Yahaya and Sa'adu Mainama were abducted by the gunmen.

A resident of the community, Sani Abubakar, noted that the bandits arrived at the town around 11 o’clock pm on Thursday and began to shoot sporadically to scare away people.

Many people fled when they heard the gunshots, according to Abubakar, while others closed their doors to avoid abduction.

He claimed that the bandits went straight to Aminu Ardo's house and broke down the gate to gain entry.

He said, “Immediately the bandits entered into the house, they abducted the wife of the Honourable member and his four children.

“As they were coming out of the house, they spotted two of his neighbours, MalamYahaya and Sa,adu Mainama who they also abducted.”

According to Abubakar, the terrosits also stole a motorcycle belonging to one of the abducted people.

Attempts to contact the lawmaker were futile because he did not answer several calls placed to his phone.

Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, the state's Commissioner for Information, also did not answer his phone, despite having confirmed the incident to BBC Hausa.

Contacted for comment on the issue, the state’s Police Command Spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu, said “I will get more details”.

But, Shehu did not respond up to the time of filing this report.