Hajia Zainab Lawal Gummi
Hajia Zainab Lawal Gummi, the Zamfara State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, narrowly escaped death after her convoy was attacked by terrorists.
The terrorists opened fire on the convoy of three cars at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, at Kwanar Dogon-Karfe, along the Sokoto-Zamfara federal highway in the Bakura Local Government Area.
The commissioner, who was in transit from Sokoto to Gusau, Zamfara’s capital, confirmed the attack saying she's hale and hearty.
"None of us were hurt or harmed because we narrowly escaped the ghastly attack despite several shots fired at my car,” she said.
It was gathered that the terrorists were crossing the federal road on their way to their hideout when they ran into the commissioner’s convoy.
Confirming the incident, spokesperson for the State Police Command, Mohammed Shehu, said investigation is ongoing.
“The command is presently investigating the incident with a view to address attacks in the area and bring to book all identified perpetrators." he added.