Gunmen shoot commissioner’s son dead in Zamfara


The son of Mamman Tsafe, commissioner for security and home affairs in Zamfara and a retired deputy inspector general of police (DIG), has been shot dead in Tsafe LGA, police said on Monday.

Zamfara police spokesperson Muhammed Shehu said the commissioner’s son was among three persons who were killed in the attack by gunmen.

“The bandits came from the bush while people were observing prayer and started shooting sporadically,” he said.

“When the security operatives heard the gunshots, they went there to engage the bandits, and later it was discovered that three persons who were already outside when the bandits were shooting lost their lives, including the son of the commissioner.”

Shehu noted that the gunmen came in through the eastern part of the town.

It was gathered that the Sunday attack came as a reprisal following the killing of a man on Saturday by a local vigilante group known as Yan Sa Kai in Tsafe.

The police spokesman said the commissioner of police in Zamfara, Ayuba Elkanah, had visited the town to condole with the retired DIG and for an on-the-spot assessment.