Zamfara State Police Commnd has confirmed the death of a village head and the abduction of eight others in the Gwaram community, Talatan Mafara Local Government Area of the state.
According to Channels TV, the incident happened on Monday when gunmen stormed the village in the early hours with motorcycles, abducting locals from their houses.
Spokesperson of the Police, Supritendant Shehu Mohammed, said those abducted Include the wife of the District head of the area and former ward chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Musa Makeri.
He said the Village Head was shot dead after refusing to be kidnapped by the bandits and saying he preferred to be killed in his community than to be taken to the bush.
This is coming just two day after suspected bandits killed seven farmers, including a nursing mother, and abducted 30 other villagers from three communities in Katsina State.