Bandits abduct District Head in Niger

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped the district head of Wawa community in Borgu Kingdom, Dr. Mahmud Ahmed Aliyu.

The PUNCH gathered that the district head was kidnapped in his palace around 9:30pm of Saturday by some gunmen.


According to a source, the abductors stormed his palace in their numbers, carrying guns and cutlasses; and went straight to his apartment where he had already retired.

Aliyu is said to be the 16th Dodo of Wawa and a PhD holder in Environmental Science from a Malaysian university . He is in the 12th year of his reign.

It was also learnt that the gunmen picked him in the presence of his wives without beating or hurting him.

The PUNCH also gathered that the family has, so far, not received any call from the kidnappers.

The state Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident; adding that the Police were already on the bandits’ trail to rescue the district head.

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