Senator’s sister killed, husband abducted


Senator Kabir Marafa representing Zamfara Central Senatorial District in the Senate on Tuesday spoke of his grief following the killing of his sister and abduction of the deceased’s husband by bandits in Gusau Local Government Area of the state.

The state police spokesman, SP Muhammad Shehu, had confirmed the killing of 15 persons and kidnap of some residents by gunmen. It has however, emerged that one of the casualties of the vile attack was Marafa’s sister, the Senator told in an interview.

“The killers have been parading the areas, killing people and burning down villages. The town is a district headquarters and when the bandits invaded the place, they went straight to her (sister) home, killed her and abducted her husband.

“The first day they killed nine people in one village; the second day, they killed about 16 in another village and set the village ablaze afterwards,” he told the paper.

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