Armed bandits who raided communities in Zamfara recently are said to have made a demand of N30million as ransom to release Alhaji Ibrahim, the husband of late Ade Marafa, an elder sister to Kabiru Marafa, Senator representing Zamfara Central.
The bandits also set Ruwan Bore community in Gusau Local Government Area ablaze. A resident of the community, who spoke with SaharaReporters, disclosed that the bandits called the family to demand the money before he could be released.
“They have called demanding N30million,” he said adding that the bandits came with the intention of kidnapping Marafa’s sister, but she resisted. When they arrived, they tried to kidnap her, but she resisted. So they killed her, and took away her husband.”
The bandits invaded the community in the early hours of Tuesday, killing 14 people and setting two communities Tungar Takoka and Tudun Wadar Maijatau ablaze. Residents of those areas have moved to Mada and neighbouring communities.