Unidentified gunmen today attacked the security personnel attached to the Zaria residence of the Vice President, Muhammad Namadi Sambo, located on Baba Ahmad Road in Tudun Wada, Zaria, Kaduna State.
Eyewitness account revealed that the gunmen stormed the area at about 11:30am and immediately opened fire on the mobile police attached to the house.
“Three of them came on an old motorcycle and on arrival they opened fire on the police men around. The sporadic shooting led to the murder of a cobbler and one of the policemen was shot on the shoulder. The other policemen took cover in the house where they attempted to fire back because they were taken unawares.
“The gunmen came when the policemen were waiting for the cobbler to clean their shoes. The three attackers were all young men within the age bracket of between 20 and 28,” Shehu Tsoho Zazzau, an eyewitness told Daily Trust.
The Zaria residence of the Vice President was one of the properties razed during the post 2011 election riot. The recent renovation work embarked on the house led to the drafting of armed security personnel in what residents referred to attempt to scare away any group or individual from disrupting the renovation work.