The son of Zamfara state incumbent Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG, Ibrahim Mamman Tsafe, has been shot dead.


DIG Tsafe’s son alongside three others were killed when bandits invaded
Tsafe town, headquarters of Tsafe local government area of the state, on
Sunday night.


According to reports, the Commissioner’s son and some other people
were seated at the frontage of the retired top Police officer’s residence
during iftar when suddenly the armed men showed up and started firing
at everyone on sight.


The report further stated that during the attack, most people observing
Tarawih prayer in several mosques around the area and other residents, According to other reports, the attack might be reprisal as a suspected
bandit, who was seen at the outskirt of the town last Friday, was
beheaded by the local vigilante otherwise known as Yan Sakai.


It would be recalled that Tsafe town and other communities in Tsafe
Local Government Area have witnessed attacks, killings and kidnapping
for ransom.


A resident and a customs officer were killed in separate attacks on the
town two months ago.


Also, gunmen, in February, shot dead a muezzin while he was calling for
subhi prayer in Magazu, a community about 5km South of the town.