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Zamfara: Bandits kill Kabir Marafa’s sister, kidnap husband

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Suspected bandits have killed Ade Marafa, elder sister of the Senator representing Zamfara central, Kabir Marafa, and abducted her husband, TheCable reported.

An aide to the senator, Abubakar Tsafe, confirmed the incidence in a statement.

According to him, the bandits struck at the residence of the senator’s sister located at Ruwan Bore area of Gusau local government area on Tuesday.

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The aide said the suspected bandits numbering about 100 set the village ablaze after raiding it.

“More than half of Ruwan Bore village has been burnt by the bandits. The villagers are now seeking refuge at Mada, a neighbouring community,” he said in a statement.

Mr Tsafe said at the time of issuing the statement, the senator’s in-law had not been found.

Details later.

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