Gunmen kidnap Bauchi Gov’s in-law, kill guard

Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar

Gunmen on Monday in Bauchi State kidnapped Mohammed Abubakar, an in-law to the Bauchi Governor, Isa Yuguda.

Mr. Abubakar is also the former Chairman of Bauchi State Fertiliser Distribution Committee.

Narrating the kidnap incident in Bauchi on Monday, a close friend to the victim, Garba Dahiru, said Mr. Abubakar was kidnapped at about 5am on his way to the mosque to perform morning prayers.

“He along with his son and a son to his elder brother were heading to the mosque when some gunmen attacked and took him away in their car.

“When he raised alarm, his security man tried to come to his rescue but was shot. The security man died instantly.”

Mr. Garba stated that the kidnappers were about six in number and that no contact had been established with them since the incident occurred.

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A member of the state assembly representing Darazo/Ganjuwa constituency and senior brother to the kidnapped person, Umar Abubakar, also confirmed the incident.

“I am just coming and was yet to be briefed on what exactly happened. But I can confirm to you that my brother had been kidnapped,” he said.

Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ladan, also confirmed the incident saying that one person had been arrested and was helping the police with relevant information.

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