One person was been killed while seven others were abducted as bandits invaded the headquarters of Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State in the early hours of Monday.
A resident of Bungudu town, Ishaq Bungudu confirmed the development to Channels TV.
According to Bungudu, the armed bandits invaded the town with deadly weapons, shooting sporadically and killing one person in the process.
Bungudu further stated that the bandits abducted seven other persons including the son of the Emir of Bungudu Abdulrahman Hassan and the Former State Programme Officer of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Abubakar S/Fada Bungudu.
He lamented the incessant attacks on the local government headquarters by bandits, despite being the closest local government to the state capital Gusau.
Bungudu called on the state Governor, Dauda Lawal to appoint security aides as a matter of urgency.
He said, “We are being attacked almost daily now, despite being close to Gusau, the state capital, We don’t know what is going on, the government is not saying anything, he does not even have a security aide since he was sworn-in.
“He should appoint security aide so that people will know who to call during distress times, We don’t even know what to do now, the bandits will just enter the middle of the town and kill people, it is really disturbing.
“You know there is one bandit enclave when you pass Nahuche community to Karakai, they have a hideout there and the security agents are aware, I don’t know why they have not scattered that place and dislodged them.”