Kidnapped Emir Begs Family To Pray For Him

Kidnapped Emir Begs Family To Pray For Him

The Emir of Bukukuyum in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria, Muahmmadu Usman, who was kidnapped from his palace by unknown gunmen on March 20, Friday, has urged his family to intensify prayers for his safe return.

According to Daily Trust, a reliable source in the emirate said the Emir’s pleas for prayers to his family was made when he spoke to his family members via telephone.

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He however could not tell them his location but was quoted as saying he was well and safe at the hand of his captors.

His captors are yet to demand any ransom for his release and there are no indications whether his abduction was connected with the activities of armed bandits that have been terrorizing the rural communities in the state in the past three years.

In the meantime, the state Police command has intensified efforts to rescue the Emir by dispatching a special team to search for the kidnapped Emir in and outside the state.

DSP Sanusi Amiru, the Police spokesman has assured people of the state that the police would not relent in its effort to ensure the Emir was rescued and the perpetrators of the heinous crime brought to justice.

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Kidnapping which started in the southern Nigeria as a means to get government attention to the people of Niger delta region has now become a daily occurrence in the country.

Kidnapping is now seen as a lucrative venture with some unemployed youths manning the business. Daily, tens of Nigerians are kidnapped for various reasons ranging from economic, political and personal grievances among others.


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