OrderPaperToday – Senator Kabiru Marafa has confirmed the death of his elder sister, Hajia Ade Marafa in the hands of bandits.
Ade was killed by suspected armed bandits in Gusau local government area of Zamfara state at about 3.00am on Tuesday.
Confirming this development is the Senator’s Personal Assistant, Abubakar Abdullahi Tsafe who informed that the deceased husband, Alhaji Ibrahim and his brother were abducted from their residence in Ruwan Bore area of Gusau local government area.
Tsafe narrated: “The kidnappers, bearing dangerous weapons including guns, operated at the residence and in the whole village for hours from between 3am this morning.
“Alhaji Ibrahim has not been released as at the time this statement was issued.”
Asides the abduction, “the bandits numbering over 100 set the village ablaze. The villagers are now seeking refuge at Mada, a neighbouring community,” he said.
The senator’s sister has been buried today in accordance with Islamic injunction.
It would be recalled that Senator Marafa who represents Zamfara central senatorial district, had repeatedly lamented the “lackadaisical attitude of the state government in tackling the menace of banditry bedeviling the state.”
On one occasion, he accused the incumbent Governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari of sponsoring the bandits.