The son of the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Zamfara State, Ibrahim Mamman Tsafe’s has been killed by some yet-to-be identified gunmen on Sunday night.
The commissioner’s son and three others were shot dead while sitting at the frontage of Tsafe’s residence during iftar when suddenly the armed men showed up and started firing at every one on sight.
Tsafe town and other communities in Tsafe Local Government Area have witnessed attacks, killings and kidnapping for ransom.
According to reports, the bandits, who are believed to be fleeing military operations in some parts of the State, are gradually turning parts of Tsafe Local Government to their new area of operation.
A source explained that the terrorists in military uniform invaded Shiyar Namada area, close to the commissioner’s residence and opened fire on people.
He said, “Some residents who had earlier spotted them mistook them as security operatives on routine patrol. Some of them didn’t bother to raise alarm.”
He stated that during the attack, most people observing Tarawih prayer in several mosques around the area and other residents, had to flee to safety, stressing that the armed men later withdrew into the forest.
He added that he is at the Waziri’s residence where preparation for the burial of the victims was underway.
SP Muhammad Shehu, the Spokesman of the State Police Command could not be reached for comment as of the time of filing this report.