BREAKING: Security Commissioner’s Son, 3 Others Shot Dead In Zamfara
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
The son of incumbent Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs in Zamfara State, DIG Ibrahim Mamman Tsafe (rtd), has been killed, INCNews247 has learnt.
On Sunday night, it was gathered that bandits attacked Tsafe town, the headquarters of the Tsafe local government region of the state, killing Tsafe’s son and three others.
Tsafe town, as well as numerous other localities in the local government, have seen an increase in the number of fatal assaults and kidnappings for ransom in recent months.
A civilian and a customs officer were killed in separate attacks on the town two months ago.
Last February, armed men shot and killed a muezzin who was calling for subhi prayer in Magazu, a village 5 kilometers south of Tsafe town.
The bandits believed to be fleeing military operations in some parts of the states are gradually turning parts of Tsafe local government to their new safe havens.
According to residents accounts, the criminals clad in military uniforms stormed Shiyar Namada area close to the commissioner’s residence and opened fire on people.
“Some residents who had earlier spotted them mistook them as security operatives on routine patrol. Some of them didn’t bother to raise alarm”
“The commissioner’s son, alongside some other people were seated at the frontage of DIG Ibrahim Mamman Tsafe’s residence during iftar when suddenly the armed men showed up and started firing at every one on sight.
“During the attack most people observing Tarawih prayer in several mosques around the area and residents had to flee to safety. The armed men later withdrew into the forest. As I’m talking to you I’m at the Waziri’s residence where preparations for their funeral are underway,” a resident simply identified as Umar said.
Some residents told our correspondent that the attack might be reprisal as a suspected bandit, who was seen at the outskirt of the town last Friday, was beheaded by the local vigilante otherwise known as Yan Sakai.