Nigeria

Ex-Nigerian Army officer, 2 children kidnapped in Zamfara

Local resident Mohammed Hassan said that Col. Yandoto (rtd) was abducted by bandits on Sunday evening while travelling to his hometown with his two children.

Rabi’u Garba Yandoto, a retired Army officer and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), together with two of his children and two others, were kidnapped by gunmen along the Gusau-Tsafe Road in Zamfara State.

Local resident Mohammed Hassan said that Col. Yandoto (rtd) was abducted by bandits on Sunday evening while travelling to his hometown with his two children.

Hassan stated, “On Sunday night, the bandits ambushed the retired Colonel, his children, and two other victims.

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

Besides being the head of the APC faction in Zamfara known as “Wake Da Shinkafa,” Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa’s archrival, Yandoto, has been actively working to prevent Marafa from being elected in 2023.

SP Mohammed Shehu, the State Police Command spokesperson, could not be reached by phone by the time this report was filed.

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