Bandits abduct Serving Councilor, Two Villagers in Kaduna

Bandits have carried out an abduction, targeting Councilor Alhaji Sabitu Ahmad of Garu Ward, along with a housewife and another villager from Angwan MaiTaro in Soba Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

During this incident, gunshots fired by the bandits resulted in the injury of two individuals, according to local residents. The abduction took place on Saturday, August 19, 2023.

The Councilor and the woman were both abducted on the same day, while the third individual was taken on August 18, 2023, at Lungun Dankande.

Amid rising concerns about security, residents are calling for enhanced safety measures to be put in place. Lawal Sani, a youth leader, highlighted that Alhaji Sabitu Ahmad holds the position of Speaker of the Councilors and offered prayers for their safe release.

Despite attempts to reach out to DSP Mohammed Jalige, the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, there has been no response to calls or a text message regarding the incident.

When contacted via text message, the State Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mohammed Lawal Shehu, responded that he is yet to receive an official briefing on the matter.


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