Village Head, Brother Kidnapped in Jigawa

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Ibrahim Shuaibu in Dutse

Suspected kidnappers numbering about 30 have abducted a village head and his brother in Basirka village of Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The kidnappers arrived the village in the wee hours of tuesday and kidnapped the village head, Malam Garba Mamuda and his brother, Dauda Mamuda.

The kidnapped brother of the village head, Mamuda, is also the ward head of the village.
The spokesman of the police in the state, Abdul Jinjiri, confirmed the incident to journalists yesterday.

The police spokesman further stated that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Rasheed Akintunde, had directed immediate action over the incident.

He said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Gwaram Local Government, Muhammad Badawa, had been instructed to quickly investigate the matter and arrest the kidnappers.

A resident of the village told journalists under condition anonymity that the villagers suspected that the kidnappers were cattle rustlers who were terrorising the village.