Gunmen kidnap monarch, raze police vehicle


Gunmen kidnapped Alh. Kabiru Ahmad, a 60-year-old traditional title holder, and set a police vehicle on fire in Jigawa State’s Taura local government district.

According to a local, the victim, who holds the title of Wali of Taura, was taken around 3:00 a.m. yesterday.

He claimed that a gang of roughly fifty armed hoodlums on motorcycles and trucks entered Taura town, invaded the victim’s home, and kidnapped him.

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ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam, a police spokeswoman, verified the event.

According to him, around 3 a.m., police received a complaint that a gang of armed hoodlums had broken into the home of one Alh Kabiru Ahmad and kidnapped him.

A police patrol crew came to the scene, he added, and took to their heels.

However, the police patrol squad pursued the hoodlums, who were ambushed and opened fire on the patrol team, according to Adam.

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