The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of four (4) persons in the house of former Commissioner for local government and Chieftency affairs Alhaji Mohammad Bello Dankande Gamji in his Gamji home town of Bakura LGA.
The report which was received at about 0500hrs of today indicates that, date at about 0430hrs, large number of armed men invaded the house and kidnapped two of his children and two others including an NSCDC officer on guard duty in the house. One person shot dead while a woman wounded in the process.
The Command has already deployed armed and plain operatives who immediately embarked on search and rescue operations with a view to rescuing the kidnapped victims and apprehend the assailants. The Command furtherassures the former Commissioner and indeed all the people of the state that the Command is doing everything possible to get the abductees released back home as was done recently where six (6) kidnapped victims including two (2) district heads of Basasa and Ruwan Gizo in Talata Mafara and Bakura LGAs were rescued safely by the Police.
The Command appeals to members of the public to avoid confronting gunmen during such invasion but report the incident on time to the police or any security agency nearest to them for prompt action. Normalcy has been restored in the area while the Command will update members of the public on any development to this regards.