LG Chairman escapes kidnap as bandits abduct 7 in Zamfara

Governor of Zamfara State Abdulaziz Yari
Governor of Zamfara State Abdulaziz Yari

By Abubakar Ahmed

Bungudu local government APC chairman, Alhaji Hamisu Coordinator escaped being kidnapped on Sunday as gunmen stormed Nahuche village and abducted seven people including a former councilor, Bello Daniya.

The Zamfara police Command said armed bandits abducted seven people from Nahuche village of Bungudu Local Government.

An eye witness, Malam Sani Ibrahim, had earlier told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the bandits besieged the village in large numbers, fired guns into the air and ordered the villagers to show them the house of Bungudu LG chairman who is a member of the APC.

He said that the abductors, however, found themselves in the former councillor’s house, who is a neighbour to the APC chairman, where they took him, four boys and two girls.

Ibrahim said the abductors later released one of the victims with a note demanding N100 million as ransom to  release the remaining victims.

While confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu said a combined team of security operatives were on the trail of the abductors.

He appealed to members of the public with useful information on the movement of criminals to report to relevant security agencies for prompt action.

NAN

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