Ban­dits kill 6, kid­nap Zam­fara biz­man

Weekly Trust - - News - Shehu Umar, Gusau

Armed ban­dits yes­ter­day stormed Gwalli vil­lage in Gummi LGA of Zam­fara State and kid­napped a busi­ness­man af­ter killing six peo­ple, res­i­dents said.

The res­i­dents said dozens of armed men ar­rived on mo­tor­bikes, ask­ing for the busi­ness­man, Al­haji Lawali Mai Tireda, but they were un­able to lo­cate his res­i­dence.

“The gun­men then got an­noyed at the res­i­dents and started shoot­ing in­dis­crim­i­nately at them, killing at least six per­sons and wound­ing sev­eral oth­ers.

“When Al­haji Lawali learnt that peo­ple were be­ing killed for his sake, he pre­sented him­self to the at­tack­ers, plead­ing with them to stop fur­ther shoot­ing. They then de­manded for money and he gave them N1 mil­lion. They de­manded N7 mil­lion more but he told them that he had no such money. They there­after went away with him,” a res­i­dent, Abubakar A. Gummi, said. The state po­lice spokesman, SP Muham­mad Shehu, could not be reached for com­ment at the time of fil­ing this re­port.

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