Boko Haram kidnaps Adamawa council vice chairman

FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram

The Adamawa State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of the Vice Chairman of Hong Local Government, Bijida Yakubu, by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Othman Abubakar, who confirmed the incident, said three vigilante members that were with Mr. Yakubu lost their lives in the encounter.

Mr. Abubakar, who did not give details, however, said the police officers investigating the incident have so far recovered the vice chairman’s shoes.

A resident of Hong who simply identified himself as Hussaini said that the incident occurred in Gayafa Village of the area.

“You know, insurgents attacked the village last week. The vice chairman who hailed from the village was on an assessment visit with some hunters when the insurgents attacked and over-powered them.

“About seven insurgents were killed in the encounter before they over-powered the hunters and took away the vice chairman,” he said.

Mr. Hussaini claimed that the abducted vice chairman was later allowed by his captors to call his wife with his cell phone before the device was switched off.

The Chairman of Adamawa branch of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, Sahabo Gurin, also confirmed the incident.

Adamawa is one of the three states most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

The insurgency has caused the death of about 20,000 people in northern Nigeria with hundreds of thousands of others displaced.

The Nigerian military recently began a major offensive against the group, reclaiming some of the territory initially seized by the insurgents.



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  • Eze1

    “Mr. Abubakar, who did not give details, however, said the police officers investigating the incident have so far recovered the vice chairman’s shoes”. You recover shoes and this is worth news… Na wa o.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)


      The “shoe” angle is extremely newsworthy, bruv.

      Don’t forget someone became President because he claimed he had no shoes!

      • the truth

        Nigerians are proud of that shoeless man.he made nigerians believe u can rise from nothing to something.but some people are so tribalistic that they just hate him for no reason.whether they like ut or not he is our president

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Even though we all know now that the “shoeless story” was the biggest political 419 in Naija history!

          Wake up, bruv.

          The coffee is ready.

          • the truth

            to put all the online boko haram sympathizers and those who use this war for online political gains. say amen

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Abeg, go park well, @the truth who doesn’t even know the meaning of the word true.

            I wrote a simple prayer, you couldn’t say Amen. You wrote yours, I said Amen and here you are still waffling and whining like some kid who lost his candy!

            Comot for road, ja’are. I do not have time for hagiographers.

  • Otile

    I am glad to see that kidnapping is now happening in Arewa only.

    • progress

      You are demented, bigot

      • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

        The truth we all know is that the North is not shielded from kidnapping. The only problem is that no one cares to report these evil deeds accurately.We must not carry on as if we are an Island.The most vile and barbaric form of evil also lurks in the hearts of Northerners. How else do you explain what Boko Haram is doing to the rest of us? Are they not fellow Muslims beheading and raping for reasons they only know. Please do not defend the evil in your own backyard for sooner rather than later you too may become a victim of Boko Haram beheading and your mother may even be raped in front of you.

  • Spoken word

    Well done, I am glad they have found his shoes.we must have comedians in our police force.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Omo Iya,

      We can add the recovered “shoes” to the pile that must surely exist in Aso Rock now.

      • Spoken word

        He has stolen so much money now, shoes are the least of his problems.