July 21, 2024

INSECURITY: Gunmen Storm Nigerian Community, Kidnap Village Head, Son, Causes Panic

Yahya Saleh Abubakar, Zira village head and his son, Habibu Saleh have been abducted by gunmen in the Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

It was learnt that the gunmen attacked the village around 2 am on Saturday night.

Confirming the incident to Daily Trust, the spokesperson for the state police command, SP Mohammed Ahmed Wakil, said the Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda, had directed the divisional police officer (DPO) in the area to rescue the abducted victims unhurt.

 “The command has since dispatched a team of detectives and other police officers to rescue the victims and presently our men are combing the bush in search of the abducted victims. We assure residents that the abducted persons shall soon be rescued.

“The public should remain calm and go about their normal business and report any suspicious characters as police were doing everything possible to rescue the victims,” he said.

However, the District Head of Lame, Alhaji Aliyu Yakubu Lame, said the abductors had yet to contact the family.

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