Sharia judge feared kidnapped from court in Katsina

A Sharia court judge ,Alhaji Hussaini Samaila was on Tuesday kidnapped in the Safana Local Government Area of Katsina state.

Residents said bandits swooped on the judge’s court in Bauren Zakat village and whisked him away.

It could not be ascertained the mission of the judge at the court as judicial workers in the state were still observing the nationwide strike.

The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.

He explained that investigation had already commenced into the incident.

SP Isah said, “The court has been relocated from the village to Safana due to security challenges. Also ,the judge did not ask for necessary security backup. Nobody was aware of his visit to the court.”

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Sources at the state Ministry of Justice said they had yet to be informed of the incident.

The gunmen had yet to contact the family of the judge as of Tuesday night.

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