Gunmen suspected to be terrorists attacked the convoy of Zamfara State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Hajia Zainab Lawal Gummi.
According to reports, the terrorists opened fire on the commissioners’ convoy at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Kwanar Dogon-Karfe, along the Sokoto-Zamfara federal highway in the Bakura Local Government Area.
Sources said that the terrorists were crossing the federal road on their way to their hideout when they ran into the commissioner’s convoy.
Gummi, who was in transit from Sokoto to Gusau, Zamfara’s capital, confirmed the attack saying she barely escaped with her life during the attack.
She said, “None of us were hurt or harmed because we narrowly escaped the ghastly attack despite several shots fired at my car.”
The spokesperson for the State Police Command, Mohammed Shehu, who also confirmed the attack, said an investigation has been launched.
“The command is presently investigating the incident with a view to address attacks in the area and bring to book all identified perpetrators,” he added.