Bandits Raid Bauchi Village, Kidnap Monarch, Son 

A group of unknown gunmen have raided Zira Village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, abducting Yahya Saleh Abubakar, the village head and Habibu Saleh, his son.

The attack came barely 24 hours after bandits ambushed some communities in Alkaleri LGA of Bauchi State killing four people and injuring several others.

According to the district Head of Lame, Aliyu Lame, the episode happened on Saturday night and that the kidnappers are yet to contact the monarch’s family.

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“Last Saturday night, the village Head of Zira was abducted with his son by bandits and their abductors are yet to contact the family of the victims. It’s time for the Federal government to look into what is happening particularly in Northern Nigeria,” he said.

Mohammed Ahmed Wakil confirmed the incident, saying “the bandits went to the village which is under Rishi Police Division, a border village with Plateau state, around 2am last Saturday and kidnapped the village and his son.

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“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.” Wakil said.

He added that the state Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda, has called on the public to stay calm and go about their normal businesses and report any suspicious persons as police are currently bent on rescuing the victims.


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