Gunmen suspected to be bandits have murdered two staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Usama Nazifi and Bashiru Muhammad.
It was learnt that Nazifi, 37, and Muhammad, 39, were gunned down by the bandits who stormed at a low-cost area of Kaura Namoda in the early hours of Wednesday, March 24.
According to Nazifi’s brother, who addressed journalists, the bandits raided the deceased’s apartment at around 2:30 am and asked him to open his door but he shouted and called for help.
“When my brother realised that the unknown gunmen invaded his house, he raised alarm shouting for help from his neighbours, and after asking his family to go back inside the house, he went straight to the main gate of the house to know what was exactly happened but unfortunately, the gunmen opened fire on him” he said.
He further disclosed that Malam Bashiru was killed by the gunmen immediately he rushed out to offer assistance to his brother.
“When we received a phone call from one of his wives at around 3:00 am that our brother was under attack by gunmen, we rushed to the area, only to see the security personnel taking away the bodies of our slain brother and his neighbor called Malam Bashir,” he said.
Mr Yahaya Muhammad Bande, Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda, who confirmed the incident, described the attack as barbaric and condemnable.