Lawmaker kidnapped in Kaduna

Gbeleyi Abayomi

A member representing Zaria constituency in the Kaduna House of Assembly, Sulieman Dabo has been abducted.

The ugly incident occured along the highway at Farakwai village in the early hours of Friday.

A Toyota Camry, with number plate: ZAR 972 TL, parked near the village was found by a police patrol team and its reportedly belongs to the lawmaker.

The Kaduna state Police Command spokesman, Yakubu Sabo confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.

“On 30/08/19 at about 0030hrs, the Command received an information through DPO Mararraban Jos that a Toyota Camry with Reg No ZAR 972 TL was found parked without occupants at a point near Farakwai Village along Kaduna-Zaria Expressway. Patrol Teams were immediately dispatched to the area and recovered the vehicle to station,” he said.

“Upon search, an ID Card bearing Hon. Suleiman Ibrahim Dabo, a member of Kaduna State House of Assembly representing Zaria Constituency was found.

“A contact was made and it was confirmed that he was the person involved in the incident. Team’s of conventional Police, PMF personnel, SARS and Anti Kidnapping Unit of the Command are currently combing the bush for possible rescue of the victim and arresting the criminals. The IGP’S IRT were also contacted for technical support in tracking the hoodlums. Update will follow Please.”

The high rate of insecurity in Kaduna has been a source of concern.

Two days ago, six people, including, three law students of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, were abducted in the state.

The students were said to have paid a total of N5.5 million as ransom before they were set free.

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