Unknown gunmen on Wednesday evening kidnapped Salihu Barade, the younger brother of Sokoto state governor, Aliyu Wamakko, security officials in the state have told PREMIUM TIMES.
Our sources said the gunmen, numbering about four, swopped on Mr. Barade in his farm in Wamakko local government area and whisked him away in company with other people.
PREMIUM TIMES further gathered that the kidnappers later freed those that were kidnapped with the governors brother after travelling a reasonable distance with them.
Efforts to reach those kidnapped with Mr. Barade but were later released were unsuccessful at the time of this report.
The Sokoto state Police Command Public Relations Officer, El-Mustapha Sani, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES.
Mr. Sani, a deputy superintendent of police, said the command had begun investigation into the matter with a view to rescuing Mr. Barade from his abductors.