The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of the District Head of Kujama in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, Mr Steven Ibrahim.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Munsur Hassan, who confirmed the incident to our Correspondent, Ibrahim was abducted alongside two others while walking out of a reservation centre located behind Bethel Baptist School along Kaduna-Kujama highway.
A local JTF senior member, who pleaded for anonymity, said the incident happened on Sunday evening around 7pm.
According to him, the district head was in the company of two others when the gunmen came on motorcycles and picked them at gunpoint.
“The place where the incident happened was behind the Bethel Baptist School and the incident happened around 7pm on Sunday. People around the Anguwar Ayaba community said they saw them being conveyed on their (bandits) motorcycles into the bush,” he said.
Also confirming the incident, the Ardon Ardodi of Chikun Local Government, Ibrahim Saleh, described the incident as unfortunate, saying, “It is true that our district head was abducted. Very unfortunate and may God bring an end to such incidents.”
In a related development, two Mobile Policemen have sustained gunshot injuries after suspected bandits attacked Kakangi community in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State.
The incident, it was gathered, occurred on Monday morning when the bandits stormed the outskirts of the community, attempting to set ablaze the Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicle belonging to the Mobile Police Force in the area.