A lawmaker representing Magajin Gari constituency, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, in the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Salisu Isah, has been kidnapped.
Family sources said Mr. Isah was abducted on his way to Birnin Gwari from Kaduna around 5:17 p.m. after attending a special session of the assembly.
“Yes, he was abducted between Kaduna International Airport/ NDA round about and Buruku while on his way to Birnin Gwari after closing from the State Assembly.
“His abductors left the car he was driving along the road. The car has been recovered and taken back to Kaduna,” a source who sought anonymity as he was not authorised to talk to journalists said.
He said the abductors are yet to contact them, “hence no ransom yet.”
Officials at the State Assembly, when contacted, said they were not aware of the incident.
“He was in the House with us this afternoon and had also attended today’s special sitting,” an, official who does not want his name mentioned, said.
The spokesperson of Kaduna State Police Command, Aliyu Usman, did not respond to calls and text messages sent to his number on the kidnap.
The kidnap occurs less than two weeks after a federal lawmaker, Garba Durbunde, was also abducted.
Mr. Durbunde was eventually released by his abductors amidst reports that a N6 million ransom was paid.