Ade Marafa, an elder sister to a Senator Kabir Marafa representing Zamfara central senatorial district has been reportedly killed by suspected bandits who also abducted her husband.

An aide to the senator, Abubakar Abdullahi Tsafe said the bandits struck at the residence of the senator’s sister located at Ruwan Bore area of Gusau local government area in the early hours of Tuesday.

Tsafe said the 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.


The aide 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 security situation of the state.