February 13, (THEWILL) – At least about forty persons have been abducted and four others including two policemen killed by bandits, who attacked Kasuwa-Daji Town, in Kaura-Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Residents told newsmen that the bandits invaded the town early hours of Tuesday, shooting indiscriminately to scare residents.
One of the residents, Abubakar Kaura, said the bandits invaded the community with sophisticated weapons including anti-aircraft guns.
“The bandits attacked the home of the former State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Hamisu Kasuwar-Daji and abducted one of his wives and grandchildren
“The house of the former NURTW chief is close to a police station in the town, the bandits attacked the station, disarmed the policemen on duty and killed two”, he said.
Another resident of Kasuwa-Daji, who pleaded anonymity for security reasons said the bandits also killed two residents of the town during the attack
“Two residents were also killed, not only policemen. As of now, about forty persons have been whisked away by the bandits”, he said.
The spokesperson of the Zamfara State Police Command, Yazid Abubakar, confirmed the attack.
“Yes, there was an attack in Kasuwar-Daji early hours of today. We are yet to confirm the number of the residents abducted but the Commissioner of Police has deployed additional troops to restore normalcy in the town”, said Abubakar.