- The chairman of Suleja local government area, Abdullahi Maje, Niger state, has reportedly been kidnapped by unknown gunmen
- Maje was said to have been whisked away while going home shortly after leaving his office
- Some aggrieved youths while reacting to the incident, however, blocked the Minna-Suleja highway to protest alleged abduction of their council chairman
There was a pandemonium in Suleja local government area of Niger state on Thursday, October 4, as unknown gunmen reportedly whisked away Alhaji Abdullahi Maje.
Vanguard reports that Maje, the Suleja local government chairman, was kidnapped on his way home shortly after leaving his office.
Legit.ng gathered that the gunmen stopped his official car and forced him into another vehicle before driving him to unknown destination.
It was learnt that the incident occurred a few hours to the House of Representatives primary election of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the area.
The report also has it that some aggrieved youths, however, obstructed vehicular movement by blocking the Minna-Suleja highway to protest alleged abduction of their council chairman by unknown gunmen and demanded his release.
Governor Sani-Bello was said to have later persuaded the youths and asked them to allow peace to reign in the area.
It was learnt that Sani-Bello also urged the youths representatives to assemble at the Palace of the Emir of Suleja, Malam Mohammed Awwal Ibrahim to find solution to their grievances.
The governor and the Emir were said to have later held a meeting with leaders of the aggrieved youths as the duo appealed to them to allow peace to reign.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported unidentified gunmen allegedly kidnapped 31 people on two separate occasions between Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23.
The first incident occurred on Tuesday, around 7pm, when a Sharon bus was stopped by the bandits at a town known as Ladi, close to Buruku.
Nine passengers and a driver were reportedly abducted from the vehicle, and led into the bush by the bandits.
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