Gunmen abduct Bauchi former Legislator

Charles Nwoke, Bauchi, Nigeria
January 15, 2021 

Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Thursday night, abducted Abdulmumuni Ningi, a former member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly.

The abduction of the former lawmaker, who represented Ningi Constituency in the state last Assembly was confirmed by the Bauchi State Police Command.

Ahmed Wakil, the Bauchi State Police Command Public Relations Officer, told PUNCH correspondence on Friday morning that the victim was abducted within Bauchi, the state capital.

“Yes, it is true. A former member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly who represented Ningi Constituency was kidnapped on Thursday at about 8 pm within Bauchi metropolis,” said Wakil.

“According to the information we received, he was trailed by his abductors who were four in number in a gold-colored car. They trailed him to his house around the BSADP (Bauchi State Agricultural Development Programme) area at Isa Yuguda Guest House within the metropolis.”

He revealed that the unidentified gunmen seized the kidnap victim and zoomed off with him in the car they brought.

“As of this morning (Friday), they have not called yet. Our intelligence men are working hard to get to the root of the situation and rescue him safely,” he said.

The Command’s PPRO, therefore, warned residents of the city to be more security conscious, and take note of vehicles and motorcycles that may be monitoring them, as it could be the hooligans.