- Suspected kidnappers have abducted APC chairman in Zamfara state
- The victim, Sani Dangwaggo, is the chairman of Gamji ward in Zamfara
- The chairman was kidnapped during a downpour in the state
Sani Dangwaggo, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gamji ward of Bakura local government area of Zamfara state, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
He was reportedly abducted on Tuesday, October 6, around 11 p.m. The gunmen were reported to have whisked him away from his residence at Gamji community, in Bakura, during a downpour in the area.
The development was confirmed by Shehu Isa, state publicity secretary for APC in Zamfara, Premium Times reports.
Meanwhile, the kidnappers are demanding N10 million ransom from the victim's family before they can release him.
Muhammad Shehu, the police spokesperson for Zamfara state, also confirmed the incident.
Going further, Shehu said security personnel have been mobilised to trail the fleeing suspects to ensure the unconditional release of the captive soon, the news outlet added.
In another development, Legit.ng had reported that a member of the House of Representatives, Nicholas Garba Sarkin Noma escaped death when gunmen opened fire on his vehicle.
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.
Legit.ng had also reported that some unknown gunmen killed a traditional ruler in Plateau state.
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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