Rescued ​Sokoto governor’s brother urges enhanced security in Nigeria

Aliyu Wamakko

Salihu Barade, the District Head of Wamakko in Sokoto State, who was recently kidnapped and released by his abductors, has urged ​the ​government to enhance security in the country.

He made the call in an interview with journalists on Saturday in Wamakko, headquarters of Wamakko Local Government Area of the state.

Mr. Barade was kidnapped on April 8 at his livestock farm in Wamakko at about 7.00 p.m. by four gunmen.

He was, however, released by his abductors on April 10 near the farm of the Emir of Gummi in Zamfara.

“There is the need for the improvement of security in Nigeria and not only around the traditional rulers,” he said.

Mr. Barade, who is also the younger brother of state Governor, Aliyu Wamakko, expressed gratitude to God for securing his safe release.

He urged Nigerians to sustain fervent prayers for peace and unity in the country, describing his abduction as a fall-out of the “general insecurity in Nigeria”​.​

“I cannot, however, tell you whether a ransom was paid or not as they seized all my telephone sets,” he said. “I am, however, hale and hearty, but we were starving with my abductors as they took me to a forest. We had no food for two days and I could not pray as there was no water in the place they took me to.”



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