Some bandits have kidnapped the district head of Matseri town, in the Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Halilu Matseri, and his four children.
They also killed one Maigaiya Matseri who tried to rescue the district head.
The Emir of Anka, who is also the Chairman, Zamfara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmed, said the bandits stormed the town in the early hours of Wednesday and whisked away the district head and his children.
An indigene of the town, Malam Mohammed Musa, said the bandits came to the town on motorcycles around 2am.
He added that when they came, they went straight to the district head’s house where they kidnapped him and his four children.