Unknown gunmen on Tuesday, abducted Ibrahim Samaila, a member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, representing Tudun Wada Constituency.
Mr. Samaila, the Chairman of the Assembly’s Committee on Lands Surveys and Country Planning, was abducted at gunpoint in Abakpa, in the Kaduna North Local Government area of the state, a witness said.
“The kidnappers came in a Sienna Car and within few seconds, their other gang members joined them and whisked the lawmaker away,” the witness, who asked not to be named for security reason, said.
“The kidnappers were armed with sophisticated weapons. They shot at a vehicle vending pure water which was passing by, thinking it wanted to block them.”
Mr. Samaila is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A family source said the abductors later contacted the lawmaker’s relatives warning them against involving the police in the matter.
The gang also urged Mr. Samaila’s family to be ready to pay whatever ransom they demand in exchange for the lawmaker’s freedom.
It is however not clear how much ransom the abductors want.