Nigeria: Gunmen kidnap seven persons in Zamfara viewing center

Gunmen Attack
Gunmen Attack


Gunmen on Saturday night storm a sports viewing centre in Birnin Magaji town of Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State and kidnapped seven of the viewers and took them away.

According to the owner of the viewing center, Sanusi Iliyasu Ishie, around 10pm, the abductors numbering about 20 stormed the viewing center which is situated on the outskirts of Birnin Magaji town.

He iadded that the abductors parked some distance away from the center and demanded the whereabouts of the operator, and asked, ‘Is this Sanusi Viewing Center?’ Myself and the people around answered them in the affirmative because we mistook them for security operatives,” Sanusi said. 

He said the gunmen held him hostage and broke into the viewing center and began picking people indiscriminately.

“When the viewers realized that they were under attack, they started scampering out of the center, screaming for help in panic. At the end, they picked seven of the viewers trying to escape,” he said.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Zamfara State Command, SP Muhammad Shehu, said the Command was already after the Bandits.

“The Command has sent its rescue-and-search team headed by the Area Commander to that effect,” he said

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