Armed bandits in the early hours of Monday attacked the headquarters of Bungudu local government area of Zamfara State, killing one person and abducting seven others.
LEADERSHIP recalls that last week Monday, the bandits launched an attack on the Bungudu Police Division and killed one Police officer.
A resident of Bungudu town, Ishaq Bungudu, said that the armed bandits stormed the town with deadly weapons, shooting sporadically and killing one person in the process.
According to him, seven other persons were abducted, including the son of the Emir of Bungudu, Abdulrahman Hassan, and a former State Programme Officer of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Abubakar S/Fada Bungudu.
Ishaq lamented the incessant attacks on the local government headquarters by the armed bandits, despite being the closest local government to the state capital Gusau.
He urged the State governor, Dauda Lawal, to, as a matter of urgency, address the challenge of insecurity plaguing the State.
“We are being attacked almost on daily basis now, despite being close to Gusau, the state capital. We don’t know what is going on, government is not saying anything, he (the governor) does not even have security aide since he was sworn-in.
“He should appoint security aide so that people will know who to call during distress times, we don’t even know what to do now, the bandits will just enter the middle of the town and kill people, it is really disturbing,” Ishaq lamented.
LEADERSHIP reports that Bungudu Local Government headquarters is about 21 kilometres to the state capital city.
It will be recalled that four policemen were killed last month in the same local government area, and another policeman was killed some days ago in separate attacks.
Efforts to reach the spokesperson of the Zamfara State Police Command, ASP Yazid Abubakar, was not successful as he was not responding to several phone calls put across to him.