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Terrorists Kill Commissioner’s Son, 3 Others In Fresh Zamfara Attack

The terrorists laid seige on the night of April 3, 2022 to Shiyar Namada in Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria in what appears to be targeted killings.

Terrorists have reportedly killed Abba Muhammad Namada, son of D.I.G. Mamman Ibrahim Tsafe, Zamfara State Commissioner for Security Affairs, and another government official’s son on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

The gang launched the ghastly attack on Tsafe residents of Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria around 8:30 p.m. WAT. Both government officials reside in Shiyar Namada under Tsafe Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, HumAngle gathered.

The attackers also killed three others while residents were at the mosque for prayers, locals said.

Naziru Bala Tsafe, an eyewitness, said “I can confirm to you that I saw Abba Muhammad Namada and son of Haruna Rabo killed. I saw their corpses. I even heard that three others were also killed during the ghastly attack at the Namada area that hosts very important persons in the Zamfara State government.

“Until Monday morning, then we will know the actual number of innocent people killed because we all ran away and many of us ran into the bush while others hid during the attack.”

Nafiu Ibrahim, a Tsafe resident who narrowly escaped, told HumAngle that “it is a reprisal attack because unknown people killed a Fulani man [believed to have been linked to terrorists] at Fakon Idi on Friday here in Tsafe.”

“We think this is what triggered what we have witnessed today,” he added.

Shuaibu Nuhu, another eyewitness who is a neigbour to D.I.G. Ibrahim, saw about 11 armed members of the terrorist group after he left a mosque at Shiyar Namada. 

“I thought they were security personnel because they were dressed in army and police uniform, and this area belongs to D.I.G Mamman Tsafe,” he said.

HumAngle was unable to reach Shehu Muhammad, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Zamfara State Police Command as at the time this report was filed.

Terrorists on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday March 31, 2022 displaced over 500 residents of Birnin Magami LGA of Zamfara State,

It can also be recalled that on March 26, 2022, a terror gang launched an attack on Gangara village and killed two persons.

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