Armed men suspected to be bandits attacked Damba area of Gusau, Zamfara State, shooting an ex councillor and abducting his wife and their eight-month-old baby.
The erstwhile councillor of Tudun-Wada Gusau ward, Hon. Haruna Babangida Damba, stated that the gunmen attacked their residence at the Government Residential Quarter in Damba, on Wednesday, August 11, shooting him and whisking away his 26-year-old wife, Hassana Saudaki.
Speaking to Channels Television, Damba said the gunmen who were about four started their operation from 12: 00 am shooting sporadically for over one hour, before whisking his wife and son to an undisclosed location.
Damba said he put a distress call to the police immediately to come to his rescue but they did not show up until 3:00 am after the criminals had long gone with his wife and child.
He said he recovered 17 used ammunition and one live ammunition which the gunmen fired at the main door of the house to force it open to access the sitting room.