Adam Mamman Tsafe, son of retired DIG Ibrahim Mamman Tsafe and Zamfara Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, has been shot dead by rampaging terrorists.
Tsafe was killed Sunday night alongside three others when the terrorists invaded Tsafe town, headquarters of Tsafe local government area.
Daily Trust reported that Tsafe town and several other communities in the local government have witnessed spikes in the deadly assaults and kidnapping for ransom.
Two months ago, a resident and a customs officer were killed in separate attacks on the town.
Last February, the armed men shot dead a muezzin while he was calling for subhi prayer in Magazu, a community just 5km south of Tsafe town.
The terrorists believed to be fleeing from military operations in some parts of the state have turned parts of Tsafe local government into their new safe havens.
Residents told Daily Trust that the criminals clad in military uniforms stormed Shiyar Namada area close to the commissioner’s residence and opened fire on people.
“Some residents who had earlier spotted them mistook them as security operatives on routine patrol. Some of them didn’t bother to raise alarm”
“The commissioner’s son, alongside some other people were seated at the frontage of DIG Ibrahim Mamman Tsafe’s residence during iftar when suddenly the armed men showed up and started firing at every one on sight.
“During the attack most people observing Tarawih prayer in several mosques around the area and residents had to flee to safety.
“The armed men later withdrew into the forest. As I’m talking to you I’m at the Waziri’s residence where preparations for their funeral are underway,” a resident simply identified as Umar said.