Bandits storm Bungudu town, abduct Prince, IFAD ex-Boss, 5 others, kill 1

Suspected Bandits have stormed Bungudu town headquarters of Bungudu local government area of Zamfara State in the northwestern Nigeria.

The terrorists who arrived at the town located about 20 Kilometers away Gusau the state capital with heavy weapons have abducted seven (7) persons that include 2 males, 5 females and killed one.

A resident of the town Alh Ibrahim Bungudu said the abductees were Prince Abdulrahman Hassan Attahiru, a son to the Emir of Bungudu; former State program officer of the international Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 3 wives of one businessman, Alh. Ummaru Sanda; wife of one Abdullahi Zubairu; and wife of one Hamisu Rabi’u.

Confirming the incident on his verified Facebook account, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Maru/Bungudu federal constituency, Hon Abdulmalik Zubairu said, the incident was devastating and regrettable, adding that they will do everything humanly possible to ensure restoration of peace and tranquility in the state and the country as a whole.

It could be recalled that on the early hours of 7th of this month (August) 2023 the bandits attacked divisional police headquarters in Bungudu and killed one ASP Nura Ibrahim who was to be decorated with a new rank (ASP) on that day.

The resurgence of banditry in Zamfara state is attracting attention of all concerned authorities especially the security agencies who also lose scores of their personnel in active service. Even as troops of the joint task force of Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) have been recording successes in the fight against the marauding bandits.

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