Nigeria: Terrorists Abduct Retired Colonel, Youngsters in Zamfara

Nigeria: Terrorists Abduct Retired Colonel, Youngsters in Zamfara

Terrorists have intensified their actions within the state in latest weeks.

A gang of terrorists Sunday evening kidnapped a retired colonel, Rabiu Garba, and members of his household in Yandoto, Tsafe Local Government Area.

Mr Garba, who was a former commandant normal of the Zamfara State Street Visitors Company, Zarota, was kidnapped alongside two of his youngsters and his good friend, Malam Yusuf.

The police confirmed the kidnapping to PREMIUM TIMES.

An area supply, Aliyu Bashar, instructed PREMIUM TIMES that the retired colonel was kidnapped on his strategy to Gusau, the state capital.

“What I gathered from a few of his family members is that he (Mr Garba) was going to Gusau for a gathering that might be holding within the evening. He was alleged to go early however there was a household assembly which held him until after Magrib prayers (Sundown prayer) when he left.

“He went together with his two youngsters as a result of he has a home there in Gusau with one other spouse. He was ambushed on the freeway,” Mr Bashar mentioned in a cellphone interview.

The supply mentioned he heard gunshots round 7:33 p.m. from the freeway, some metres from the neighborhood.

Mr Bashar mentioned terrorists have intensified their actions within the areas between Tsafe and Gusau. “It is assaults after assaults today,” he mentioned.

The Zamfara State Police Command spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu, confirmed the kidnapping to PREMIUM TIMES Monday night in a cellphone dialog.

“Sure. We obtained the report (of the kidnapping of the retired colonel) however the Command is working tirelessly to rescue them,” he mentioned.

Federal, state and native highways in Zamfara and throughout Nigeria’s north-west area have change into endangered within the final decade when terrorist gangs began working within the space.

Terrorists gangs often assault and abduct motorists and commuters travelling throughout the area.

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