On Monday, suspected bandits gunmen kidnapped Muhammad Galadima, the head of the village of Kwangami in the Zurmi local government area in Zamfara state, along with six of his subjects, in a raid on the community.
According to Zagazola Makama, a Lake Chad Basin-based counterinsurgency expert, bandit At night, when people were observing their prayers, they invaded the village and shot sporadically in all directions before heading to the home of the community leader, where he was kidnapped.
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“There was chaos in the village and residents did everything they could to escape the attack, and in the process, many people were injured,” Makama said.
The district chief and others who were kidnapped from their homes were taken to the kidnappers’ camp, although they have not yet contacted their families to make a ransom demand, he said.
Efforts to get confirmation of the incident from state police spokesman SP Mohammed Shehu failed as calls and messages sent to his cell phone went unanswered.
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