Zamfara, Bandits Abduct Lawmaker’s Wife, Children

by Oluwamuyiwa Oyedele

The wife and four children, as well as two nighbours of a member of the Zamfara State’s House of Assembly, Aminu Ardo Jangebe have been kidnapped by bandits.

The attack took place in Jangebe town in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, and the lawmaker was not at home when the bandits struck.

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, speaking to reporters 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.”

When the spokesperson for the state police command, SP Mohammed Shehu, was contacted, he said, “I will get more details”.

He, however, had yet to provide details as of the time of filing the report.

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