How armed men abducted a village chief, another in Bauchi


By Paul Orude Bauchi

Details have emerged of how gunmen attacked Zira village in Toro local government area of ​​Bauchi state, abducting the village chief, Yahaya Saleh Abubakar and his son Habibu Saleh.

Recounting the incident, Lame District Chief Sarkin Yakin Bauchi Alhaji Aliyu Yakubu Lame said it happened on Saturday night.

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Lame said the kidnappers have yet to contact the victims’ families, adding that the situation is alarming.

People can no longer sleep with their eyes closed, it is time for the federal government to address what is happening in northern Nigeria,” he lamented.

The recent abduction comes five days after gunmen attacked Jimari communities in Alkaleri local government area, where they killed four people and injured three.

Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer Mohammed Ahmed Wakil confirmed the incident.

Wakil, a police superintendent, said the gunmen went to the village which falls under Rishi Police Division, a border village with Plateau State, at around 2 a.m. last Saturday night and took abducted village chief Saleh Abubakar and his son Habibu Saleh.

He said Police Commissioner Umar Mamman Sanda ordered the area DPO Divisional Police Officer to rescue the abducted victim unharmed.

“The command has since dispatched a team of detectives and other police to rescue the victims and currently our men are combing the bush for the abducted victims,” Wakil said.

“We assure residents that the abductees will soon be rescued”

Wakil said the police commissioner urged the public to remain calm and go about their normal business and report any suspicious figures as the police were doing all they could to save the victims.

He advised the public to provide helpful information to police through NPS rescue me apps or other police social media handles for a quick response.

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