Gunmen Gun down Zamfara Commissioner For Local Government Service Commission



Three gunmen on a motor cycle have last Friday evening, killed a commissioner with Zamfara state local government service commission, Alhaji Yusif Garba in his residence at Unguwar Zabarma of Tudun Wada area of the state capital, Gusau, and escaped without robbing money from the victim.


An eyewitness said three gunmen on a motorbike arrived the residence of the deceased at about 9pm and asked somebody they met at the main entrance to notify him that some guests have come to see him outside.


When he unsuspecting victim came out of the house, one of the gunmen told him that they were armed robbers and that he should bring out money to save his life, while the other two went inside the residence and bullied his wife to produce gold items.


When they could not get anything from the victims, the three gunmen regrouped outside the residence and again pressed for money from the deceased, and when he could not yield to the demand, one of the gunmen shot him on the chest while another shot him on the lower abdomen.


It was gathered that neighbours were so scared by the sound of the gunshots that no one dared to help. The operation which lasted for about 20 minutes while the gunmen were said to have escaped untraced.


The state governor, Alhaji Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar who paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased, regretted that in the face of the prevailing insecurity in the country, “no one’s safety is guaranteed”. He expressed worry that the situation is so alarming that it can be a serious threat to the survival of our society.



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