Gunmen yesterday in Bauchi kidnapped the former Chairman of Bauchi State Fertiliser Distribution Committee, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar. Abubakar is also an in-law to Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda.
Narrating the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Monday, Garba Dahiru, a close friend to the victim, said Abubakar was kidnapped at about 5am on his way to the mosque to perform morning prayers.
"He, along with his son and a son to his elder brother, was heading to the mosque when some gunmen attacked and took him away in their car.
"When he raised alarm, his security man tried to come to his rescue but was shot. The security man died instantly,’’ he said.
Garba stated that the kidnappers were about six in number and that no contact had been established with them since the incident occurred.
Hon. Umar Abubakar, member representing Darazo/Ganjuwa Federal Constituency and senior brother to the kidnapped person, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN in Bauchi.
"I am just coming and was yet to be briefed on what exactly happened. But I can confirm to you that my brother had been kidnapped,’’ he said.
Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Ladan, also confirmed the incident, saying that one person had been arrested and was helping the police with relevant information.