Bandits kill one, injure another in fresh attack in Zaria

Bandits attacked the house of ASP Aliyu Umar, an officer attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT), in Zaria, Kaduna State.

The bandits killed one person and injured another in the attack.

The police officer, ASP Aliyu Umar confirmed the attack, saying his house was the main target.

He said his guest from Egypt was around when the gunmen struck.

The bandits, in large numbers, went straight to the home of the police officer, while shooting sporadically to disperse people.

He said: “One Abubakar Aliyu was  killed while an elderly man, Abubakar was shot in the chest and has been rushed to hospital.

“My house was full of over 20 people, including my friend who arrived from Egypt, my aged mother and my siblings.

“When I heard shootings, I opened my entrance door thinking it was police officers on patrol.

“But I saw three people holding guns and I quickly went back in and shut the door,” he said.

He said the bandits raided his home with bullets, but thanked Allah that none of his family members was shot.

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