How gunmen abducted Kaduna assembly member

Kaduna State House of Assembly
Kaduna State House of Assembly

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.

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  • oscar pistorious

    When the poor got nothing else to eat they’d have no choice but to eat the rich…so u guys keep up your corruption, up your stealing ante, fact is you might not be able to enjoy your loot from the present look of things…..