Bandits killed 82-year old District Head of Gada, Umar Bawan-Allah, abducted four family members and burnt his palace in Bungudu local government area in Zamfara state.
They also abducted many other people, including women and children in the area.
An indigene of the town, Makau Mohammed told Our Correspondent that he bandits came to the town in large numbers and blocked all the roads leading to the town and started shooting sporadically.
According to him, some of the bandits went into the town while others stood by the roadsides to ensure that nobody escaped in the village.
Addressing newsmen Wednesday evening, the commissioner of police CP Ayuba Elkana said police had already deployed Tactical Team to the affected town, to trail of the fleeing bandits.
The CP said a police tactical team had rescued nine kidnapped victims added that security operatives were working to ensure the rescue of other victims.