Terrorists have killed three persons during an attack on Gada community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
During the invasion of the community very early on Wednesday, the armed men killed the District Head of Gada, Umaru Bawan-Allah, and his two sons.
The Commissioner for Information in Zamfara, Ibrahim Dosara, confirmed the attack to newsmen hours after the incident.
He stated that apart from the killings, the terrorists also razed down the house of the district head of the community
“The security agencies, including the Nigerian Air Force are currently on the trail of the bandits,” Dosara stated.
Sources say the assailants invaded the area in the early hours and unleashed mayhem on the residents, the armed men abducted many others from the community, in addition to killing the district head of Gada and his two sons.
Gada community is about seven kilometres from Bungudu town, the headquarters of the local government.
The incident occurred about three months after the Emir of Bungudu, Hassan Attahiru, was abducted by bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
Attahiru who was kidnapped in September spent 32 days in the custody of his abductors before he was released.
On Sunday, an unspecified number of villagers, mostly women, were said to have been kidnapped during the assault on Geba, Tsakuwa, Gidan Kada, and Gidan Kaura, among other villages in the Gusau local government area of the state.