Hoodlums kidnap traditional title holder, sets police vehicle ablaze in Jigawa

Gunmen have kidnapped a 60-year-old traditional title holder, Alh. Kabiru Ahmad and set a police vehicle ablaze in Taura local Government area of Jigawa State.

A resident, who preferred anonymity told the newsmen that the victim who is holding a title of Wali of Taura was kidnapped yesterday around 3:00AM.

He said a gang of armed hoodlums numbering about fifty on motorcycles and vehicles entered the Taura town and invaded the residence of the victim and kidnapped him.

Police spokesman, ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam report to the newsmen.

He said at about 3:00 AM police recieved report that a gang of armed hoodlums invaded the residence of one Alh Kabiru Ahmad and kidnapped him.

He said a team of police patrol team rushed to the scene and they took to their heels.

Adam said the police patrol team, however, followed the hoodlums and unfortunately they ambushed and opened fire on the patrol team.

He said as a result of the shots, the vehicle caught fire but no casualty was recorded among the police.

The Police spokesman said effort was on to rescue the victim and possibly apprehend the hoodlums.

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