- Dahiru Nyako has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen
- The 90-year old man is an elder brother to former governor Murtala Nyako
- Nyako was kidnapped at his residence in Mayo-Belwa town
The police in Adamawa state has confirmed the kidnap of Dahiru Nyako. The 90-year-old is the elder brother of former governor of the state, Murtala Nyako.
This was disclosed by the spokesperson for the state command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje.
He said the older Nyako was abducted in the early hours of Thursday, June 11, at his residence in Mayo-Belwa town.
According to Sahara Reporters, gunmen who invaded the house were shooting in the air before they took the kidnapped victim away.
According to him, the commissioner of police in the state has reacted swiftly by dispatching a combined team of intelligence, anti-kidnapping and anti-robbery operatives to rescue him.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that unknown gunmen killed a pastor, Rev Denis Bagauri, in Adamawa.
According to the report, the attack occurred during midnight on Sunday, January 19, at his residence in Mayo Belwa area, close to the state capital, Yola.
Late Bagauri was a cleric at the popular Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN).
His death sparked massive reactions and panic in the state especially as a journalist in the state was killed in similar circumstances recently.
In another development, Legit.ng reported that villagers in Rumache, Kukoki ward of Shiroro local government area of Niger state were fast asleep when armed bandits struck in the early hours of Friday, January 17, killing their traditional ruler.
The bandits murdered Mallam Ahmad Yakubu Rumache at about 2 am before abducting 17 people in four different communities. Among those abducted was the son of the murdered traditional ruler.
Also, 14 people were killed on Thursday, January 16, when bandits attacked Babban Rafi village in Gwalli district of Gummi local government area of Zamfara state.
The bandits who arrived in about 43 motorbikes first made a stop at Barikin Daji village before proceeding to Babban Rafi village.
“When they laid siege on the (Barikin Daji) village, the gunmen asked residents to stay indoors. They started going from house to house collecting mobile phones, money and other valuables. They told the residents that they were heading to Babban Rafi village on Jihad mission," an eye-witness said.
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