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Retired colonel, sons kidnapped in Zamfara

A retired colonel, Rabi’u Yandoto, and his two children have been abducted by gunmen along Gusau-Tsafe Road in Zamfara State.

An eyewitness, Mohammed Hassan told  newsmen that Yandoto was going to his hometown together with his two children on Sunday night when they were ambushed by bandits and taken to the forest.

Hassan said; “We heard gunshots and started running into the bush for fear of the bandits but later realized that Colonel Yandoto was their target.” 

Yandoto who is the leader of Zamfara All Progressive Congress political group called ‘Wake da Shinkafa’, has reportedly been carrying out campaigns to ensure that close political rival, Senator Kabiru Marafa does not win the 2023 senatorial seat.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; editing by Abdullahi Lamino