By: ABDULGAFAR ALABELEWE, Zamfara
Date: Sat, 06/16/2012 – 22:28
Sanusi Kadi Dangulbi is a staff of Finance and Supply Department, Maru Local Government Council. Kadi, a native of Dangulbi, said he thought he was going to die next after his brother was slaughtered like cow outside his house by the robbers that invaded Zamfara villages last Monday.
Kadi, whose trauma was apparently renewed as reporter asked him to narrate the sad incident that claimed his brother’s life, said he had never seen such heartless killing in his life. According to the 37-year-old Kadi, “I was already asleep when I heard people shouting about 1a.m. I woke up immediately only to discover they were armed robbers. So, I mounted a table and peeped from my window. I was seriously frightened when I saw them in large number, fully armed.”
As he wiped away tears rolling down his cheeks, Kadi told reporter that the heartless robbers killed his brother and his brother-in-law. “I was still standing in my position, trembling in fear when I saw them bring out my brother from his house. They slaughtered him like a cow. It was terrible watching the robbers helplessly.
“I thought it was my own turn next to die, when after killing my brother, the robbers turned to the direction of my house and started shooting sporadically, then I was already saying my last prayer, but they did not enter my house.
“They also entered my in-law’s house. They killed my wife’s younger brother and shot her elder brother. He is now in hospital receiving treatment. “My wife is seriously in grief now. She and the entire members of my family cannot even stay here, they have gone to Gusau to stay for some time,” Kadi said.
He therefore, called on Zamfara State government to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book. According to him, “the government must bring to justice those who killed our brothers. They should be fished out and made to pay for the evil, because we cannot forgive those who caused us this lifetime pain.”