- Some APC chieftains were kidnapped by a gang of armed bandits along the Kaduna-Kachia highway in Kaduna on Thursday, September 22
- Those abducted are the APC candidate for the House of Assembly in Kajuru, Mr. Madaki, and the vice chairman of the Kajuru LGA, Ruben Waziri
- Both Madaki and Waziri were in the entourage of the APC governorship candidate in the state, Senator Uba Sani
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Kaduna - Some dare-devil bandits recently kidnapped some chieftains of the All Progress Congress (APC) along the Kaduna-Kachia highway in Kaduna.
According to a report by Daily Trust, the APC chieftains were on their way back from Kafanchan after a political meeting with Christian leaders in the Southern Senatorial District on Thursday, September 22.
One of those who escaped being attacked told journalists that not less than five vehicles were affected after the assailants opened fire on the politicians sporadically, leaving some persons injured and kidnapping two others.
The kidnap victims are the APC's candidate for the House of Assembly in Kajuru, Mr. Madaki, and the vice chairman of the Kajuru local government area, Ruben Waziri.
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The incident was confirmed by a relative of Waziri, Ben Maigari, who said the family is yet to hear from the abductors.
“They were attacked; the bandits blocked the road and opened fire on the entourage and other moving vehicles. My brother, Ruben, was abducted alongside Madaki because they were in the same vehicle."
Luckily, the ruling party's governorship candidate, Senator Uba Sani, was not part of the victims as he had travelled to Abuja from Kafanchan.
Influential APC northern chieftain kidnapped by gunmen
In a similar development, the chairman of Kanke local government council of Plateau state, Henry Gotip, has been abducted by some gunmen.
Gotip was kidnapped at his residence at Kwang in Jos North local government area of the state early on Wednesday, September 7.
It was gathered that the armed criminals invaded Gotip's house after shooting sporadically to scare off residents and security guards and afterwards whisked him to an unknown destination.
Police confirm Gotip's kidnap While the politician's family members are yet to hear from the kidnappers, the incident has been confirmed by the police command in the state.