The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gamji ward of Bakura local government area of Zamfara state, Sani Dangwaggo, has been kidnapped.
Family sources said Mr Dangwaggo was abducted Tuesday night around 11:00 p.m. The gunmen reportedly whisked him away from his residence at Gamji community, in Bakura, during a downpour.
Shehu Isa, state publicity secretary for APC in Zamfara, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday morning.
Mr Isa said the kidnappers had contacted the relatives of the captive, demanding N10 million ransom.
The police spokesperson for Zamfara State, Muhammad Shehu, also confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES.
He explained that the abductee was also a representative of the district head of Gamji.
Shehu said security personnel had been mobilised to trail the fleeing suspects to ensure the unconditional release of the captive soon
The incident is coming in less than a month to Bakura Local Government by-election for the state house of assembly holding on October 31
Gamji ward, in Bakura, is the hometown of the APC candidate for the election, Bello Dankande.
The spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, Abraham Alberah Catoh, said the attack occurred along the Kwoi-Fadan Kagoma road on Saturday, October 3.
According to Catoh’s account, the lawmaker and other occupants of the car came out of the vehicle unhurt, but the car was riddled with bullets.
Four other people were also killed in the attack which reportedly happened in Wereng community, Riyom local government area.
The gunmen were said to have attacked the community in the early hours of Tuesday, October 6 .
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