Gunmen kidnap Zamfara Repa��s 2 children, kill 6 villagers

Men and officers of the Nigeria Police in Zamfara State have confirmed the abduction of two children of a member of the House of Representatives, representing Maradun/Bakura Federal Constituency, Hon. Yahaya Chado.
The commanda��s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Mohammed Shehu, told newsmen in Gusau on Monday that the children were kidnapped when the gunmen invaded the lawmakera��s home at Gora in Maradun Local Government Area.
He said that three persons were killed and four others wounded during the attack at about 1 am on Monday.
One of the villagers, Kabiru Mai-Kwashe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the abductor came on 20 motorcycles, with each conveying two armed persons.
a�?They shot sporadically in the air before going to the house of their victims. The gunmen forcefully took away the two victims, Muhammad Yahaya, 27, and his elder brother, Junaidu Yahaya, who is about 35 years old,a�? he said.
According to him, after the gunmen left the house, they shot and killed six persons and wounded four others.
Mai-Kwashe added that one of those abducted later returned with a telephone number ostensibly given by the abductors directing his father to contact them a�?if he wants to see his eldest son again.a�?
The abductors allegedly demanded for a ransom of N10 million before they would release the victim.
The police spokesman said that a combined team of police and military personnel had been deployed to conduct extensive search for the gunmen and rescue the victim.
He said that those killed and wounded during the attack were taken to Maradun General Hospital.

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