Terrorists attacked the convoy of Zamfara’s Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Zainab Lawal Gummi, in northwest Nigerian state on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
The terrorists shot at the convoy at about 6 p.m. at Kwanar Dogon-Karfe, along the Sokoto-Zamfara federal highway in the Bakura Local Government Area.
The commissioner, who was in transit from Sokoto to Gusau, Zamfara’s capital, narrowly escaped the attack, along with her convoy of three cars. Zainab Gummi assured HumAngle over the phone that she was “hale and hearty”.
“None of us was hurt or harmed because we narrowly escaped the ghastly attack despite several shots fired at my car,” she said.
HumAngle learnt that the terrorists rushing to cross the federal road on their way to their hideout when they ran into the commissioner’s convoy.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Zamfara, Mohammed Shehu, said: “The command is presently investigating the incident with a view to address attacks in the area and bring to book all identified perpetrators.”
It could be recalled that in June 2022, terrorists abducted 50 wedding guests and motorists along the same Sokoto-Zamfara highway.
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