Nigeria

Zamfara emir kidnapped along Kaduna-Abuja road

“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Suspected bandits have abducted the Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State, Hassan Atto, while he was on his way to Abuja.

A relative of the victim, Ibrahim Bello, confirmed the abduction to newsmen Tuesday evening.

“Yes, it’s true. He was kidnapped on the Kaduna-Abuja road immediately after Olam Farm,” Mr Bello said.

He, however, did not give details of the abduction.

Mr Atto was the Secretary to the Government of Zamfara State during Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s tenure before he was turbaned the Emir of Bungudu.

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