Gunmen storm Yobe community, abduct village head


Story from Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu

The District Head of Mashio, Isa Mai Buba, has been abducted by gunmen.

The District Head, according to village sources, was whisked from his house in the village located in Fune Local Government Area of Yobe State around 10 pm on Saturday.

A family source told the kidnappers have not made any contact with the family.

But the Police have assured they have lunched rescue operation to secure freedom for the abducted traditional ruler.

The Police Public Relation Officer for Yobe State, DSP Dungus Abdulkareem, in a statement, confirmed the incident.

He said: “The District Head of Mashio under Fune LG, Alh Isa Mai Buba was abducted by yet to be identified gunmen. At about 2205hrs on 15/8/2020, the gunmen attacked the house of D.H with heavy fire Arms and disappeared with him to the thin air.

“Search parties were later on deployed but up till now no positive response or of his whereabouts was discovered.

He explained that the gunmen invaded the community at a time when members of the vigilante were out of the community to patrol some of the forests in the area.

“The Police command had intensified efforts to rescue the District Head. Meanwhile, the investigation is also ongoing to identify the Hoodlums. More information will be communicated for any development, please.”


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