Bauchi – Gunmen, Monday, in Bauchi kidnapped the former Chairman of Bauchi State Fertiliser Distribution Committee, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, who is also an in-law to Governor Isa Yugada of Bauchi State.
Garba Dahiru, a close friend to the victim, told newsmen that Abubakar was kidnapped at 5am on his way to the mosque for morning prayers.
Dahiru said: “`He, along with his son and a son to his elder brother, were heading to the mosque when some gunmen attacked them and took him away in their car.
“When he raised alarm, his aide tried to come to his rescue but was shot. The security man died instantly.”
He said the kidnappers were about six in number and that no contact had been established with them since the incident occurred.
Umar Abubakar, member representing Darazo/Ganjuwa Federal Constituency and senior brother to the vcitim, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Bauchi.
Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Ladan, also confirmed the incident, saying one person had been arrested and was helping the police with relevant information.
Nwaoga lamented what he described as ‘non-cooperative attitude’ of people to the fight against terrorism and called on traditional rulers, village heads, and residents to report to security agents suspicious activities and individuals residing in their midst.
He said: “By availing us with useful information concerning unknown faces and suspicious movements in their midst, we assure that we will act rapidly and efficiently.”
He commended the state government for the 24-hour curfew, which enabled JTF to carry the operation successfully.