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Bandits kidnap Governor Matawalle’s aide

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Bandits kidnap Governor Matawalle’s aide

Armed bandits have kidnapped the special adviser on political matters to Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, Alhaji Ibrahim Ma’aji, in Gusau.

The armed bandits in their large numbers were said to have invaded the residence of the Special Adviser in the early hours of Saturday in the Mareri area of the Gusau metropolis.

A close source to the family, Lukman Ibrahim, who is the elder son of the kidnapped victim confirmed the abduction of his father in the state.

According to Lukman, his father was in his apartment when gunmen entered their compound after they gained entrance through the fence.

“I was inside my room when I noticed that someone jumped into our compound, I immediately came out to see but I was apprehended by the gunmen who insisted that I must take them to my father’s apartment and from there, they whisked away my father to an unknown destination.”

Lukman told newsmen that the incident has been reported to the police as early as possible for their prompt action in the state.

When contacted, the Zamfara State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu, could not be reached, his GSM lines were switched off as at the time of filing this report.

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