JUST IN: Bandits kill Senator Marafa’s sister, abducts husband

Suspected bandits have killed Ade Marafa, elder sister of Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, and abducted her husband.

The Cable reports that Abubakar Tsafe, an aide to the senator, who confirmed the incident, said the bandits struck at the residence of the senator’s sister located at Ruwan Bore area of Gusau local government area on Tuesday.

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.

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

The senator has, on many occasions ,expressed concern about the high level of insecurity in the state.