Gunmen on Sunday night slit the throats of a father and his two sons after a raid on the family’s residence near Agama Lafiya community in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The armed men invaded the house of the victims in the wee hours of Sunday and asked the father, Sani Na’indo to bring out his male children.
“When the sons heard the altercation between the armed criminals and their father, they came out of their room and were slaughtered immediately. One of them was in SSS 2. The only one that escaped the attack is a student in the state College of Education and he wasn’t at home at the time they invaded their residence,” the victims’ neighbours.
“After they had slit the throat of their father, they asked the mother of the slain sons to show where the rest of the male children were in the house. But she told them that there was no more male child in the house and she too was ready to be killed.
“The late Sani Na’indo was a cattle dealer. However, he quit the business in recent years owing to what he attributed to lack of funds to finance his business and how cattle business is fraught with frauds in the state in recent time.
“He was not all that rich; he was just a peasant farmer. The assailants did not take a dime from the family. The residents of the community are still battling to come to terms to what might have led to their slaughter. They have been buried,” he added.
The spokesman of the state police command, SP Muhammad Shehu, said they had received the report of the incident and five prime suspects had been arrested in connection with the case.
“They are currently undergoing a discreet investigation at the state CID and will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” he said.