Bandits assaulted the residence of Abdulaziz Yari, the former governor of Zamfara State, and kidnapped his brother-in-law.

The incident occurred on Monday night in Talata Mafara, the capital of Zamfara State’s Talata Mafara Local Government Area.

Bello Ruwan Bado, one of Yari’s political allies, confirmed the kidnapping of Auwal Hussain, also known as King.

“Mr Hussain, whose sister is Mr Yari’s first wife, lives in the former governor’s private residence before he got married and is considered to be one of the former governor’s closest persons." he said. 

The wife of Mr Hussain’s neighbor, Surajo, was also kidnapped in the incident.

Mustapha Lawal, another neighbor, said he heard gunfire and the criminals’ voices.

“We heard when the bandits came in the night. They came on motorcycles and shot in the air to scare people. It was in the night around 11:30 p.m. The fact that bandits could come into this area considered to be the safest in Talata Mafara, which is also the second-largest town in the state, is scary. They operated for over an hour without security personnel coming to challenge them,” he said.

 Mr Hussain’s acquaintance, who requested anonymity, said that informants were involved.

King has just returned from Dubai and when the bandits came, they even asked him if he had brought anything for them from Dubai. They also didn’t kidnap anyone apart from the wife of King’s neighbor.”

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