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ZAMFARA: Armed bandits kill Sen. Marafa’s sister, 12 others, abduct her husband



ZAMFARA: Armed bandits kill Sen. Marafa’s sister, 12 others, abduct her husband

The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the murder of the elder sister of Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, Hajia Ade Marafa who was killed by unknown armed bandits at Marafa in Ruwan Bore community, Gusau Local Government area of the state.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu, the armed bandits who stormed their residence in the early hours of Tuesday also abducted the deceased’s husband.

An eyewitness identified as Usman Makama said the hoodlums attacked the village head’s house, where they killed one of his wives before unleashing terror on other villagers.

“They put the gun in her mouth and blew up her head, after which they abducted the village head and one other person and then moved inside the village.

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“This morning, we carried out the burial rites of 13 persons, including Ade, the district head’s wife; and we were told that the bandits attacked two other villages of Tudun Wadan Mai Jatau and Takoka where they killed scores,” he said.

Reports say the incident forced the People’s Democratic Party to suspend its governorship campaign in the state following the fresh attacks on communities by bandits in the state.

The move was confirmed by Bello Matawalle, the party’s governorship candidate, Bello Matawalle, who announced the decision at a news briefing in Gusau on Tuesday.

“I want to announce that I have suspended all my campaign programmes due to the renewed rising bandits activities in the state.

“I also wish to call on the government and security agencies to come up with practical measures that will adequately bring the bandits’ activities to an end,” he said.

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