Some Unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed two staff of the Federal Polythechnic, Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State.

The two staff were Usama Nazifi, 37years and Bashiru Muhammad, 39yrs old.

The gunmen numbering about 6 were said to have stormed the Low cost area of Kaura Namoda at about 3am on Wednesday morning carrying AK47 riffles and knocking houses asking residents to open their doors.

Late Usama Nazifi


A resident who did not want his name mentioned explained that the bandits jumped into the Nazifi’s House asking him to open his room but he resorted to shouting calling for assistance.

Late Bashiru Muhammad

The eyewitness said the bandits withdrew while Nazifi called his neighbour Bashiru and they went out of their houses discussing the issue along with one student not knowing that, the bandits were still in the area hidden in an uncompleted building.

The gunmen reportedly energed from theor hideout and who opened fire on the two Polythechnic staff.

The eyewitness added that, Nazifi was shot on his head and chest while Bashiru was shot on his stomach leading to an instant death.

The deceased  have been buried according to islamic rites.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the funeral the Rector, Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda, Engr Muhammad Bande, described the attack as unfortunate, barbaric and condemnable, saying, the two staff were hard working and amiable, he then prayed Allah to grant them Paradise as their final abode.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations officer of thw Zamfara State Police Command, SP Shehu Muhammad who confirmed the incident said, Police operatives were on the trail of the assailants.

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