Kidnappers has reportedly killed a mobile policeman attached to the Maru Police Division and abducted 15 persons in an attack on the Ruwandoruwa community of Maru Local Government Area in Zamfara state.
The 15 persons abducted includes the wife of the district head of the community.
Although the police authorities in the state are yet to comment on the latest attack, a resident of the community Abdullahi Ruwandoruwa in an interview with Channels Television noted that the incident happened early around 12:30 am on Sunday, November 19.
He said the assailants unleashed gunfire indiscriminately after they stormed the community. Adding that a mobile policeman was fatally shot in front of the district head’s residence while attempting to defend the house.
According to Ruwandoruwa, the abductors plan was to kidnap the district head, but they could not locate him.
“They found their way to the district head’s house after which they shot a policeman in front of the house,” he said.
“They did not meet the district head at home, but they found his wife and took her away.”
Ruwandoruwa said the bandits are yet to contact the community for ransom regarding the abducted individuals.