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Bandits Abduct Retired Colonel, His Two Children In Zamfara

Armed bandits have kidnapped a retired colonel, Rabi’u Yandoto, and his two children on the Gusau-Tsafe Road in Zamfara State.

According to a resident of the area, Mohammed Hassan, the retired military man was going to his hometown together with his two children Sunday night when he was ambushed by bandits and forcefully taken to the forest.

“We heard gunshots and started running into the bush for fear of the bandits but later realised that Colonel Yandoto was their target,” he said. 

It is understood that Yandoto is a close political rival to Senator Kabiru Marafa and has been campaigning against Marafa’s ambition of winning election in 2023.

He is the leader of the Zamfara All Progressive Congress political group called ‘Wake da Shinkafa’ with the sole aim of ensuring that Kabiru Marafa does not win the senatorial seat come 2023.

The Zamfara State police command, SP Mohammed Shehu, had yet to comment on the incident as at the time of filing this report.

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