UPDATE; Police react to killing of retired DIG’s Son, others by gunmen
Nigerian Police, Zamfara State Command have confirmed the attack on Tsafe town, the headquarters of Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesperson for the command, Muhammed Shehu, confirmed the development on Monday that the bandits invaded the Tsafe from the eastern part of the town and started shooting sporadically.
He added that the assailants killed three persons, including the son of Mamman Tsafe, the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs in Zamfara and a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG).
“They entered through the eastern part of the town, and you know the commissioner’s house is close to the end of the town,” said Shehu. “The bandits came from the bush while people were observing prayer and started shooting sporadically.
“When the security operatives heard the gunshots, they went there to engage the bandits, and later it was discovered that three persons who were already outside when the bandits were shooting lost their lives, including the son of the commissioner.”
According to the Command’s Spokesman, the Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, Ayuba Elkanah, has visited the town to condole with the retired DIG and for an on-the-spot assessment.