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Bandits Kidnap Ex-Army Officer And Others In Zamfara State



Fully armed bandits on Sunday evening abducted Col. Lawal Rabi’u Yandoto (rtd) on his way to Yandoto, his hometown in the Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, from Gusau, the state capital.

According to reports from a source, the bandits also kidnapped two of his children and two other people with him.

The source in his words said, “The bandits ambushed the rtd. Col. at around 6:00 pm on Sunday evening and kidnapped him along with his two children and two other victims.”

He explained that there were sporadic gunshots very close to Yandoto town, causing the people to flee. He said Yandoto’s abduction was noticed after the bandits left and his car was found empty.

SP Muhammad Shehu, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) could not be reached for comments.


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