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3 May 2019

Police Revealed How Kidnappers Planned And Abducted Buhari's District Head From His Palace

Details have emerged how kidnappers planned and abducted President Buhari's district head from his palace.

The Police in Katsina State have revealed details how the Magajin Garin Daura, Musa Umar, was abducted from his palace on Wednesday.

Spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, in a statement on Thursday narrated how the kidnap of the district head took place.
Isah said, “Yesterday, 1/05/2019 at about 19:10hrs, unknown bandits numbering about six, shooting into the air, stormed the residence of Magajin Garin Daura, Alhaji Musa Umar, in a Peugeot 405, unregistered, blue in colour and abducted him while sitting on a bench outside his residence, to unknown destination.

“The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, along with Police patrol teams immediately arrived at the scene.

“Police patrol teams at Kusada Division of Katsina State intercepted the hoodlums and engaged them in a gun duel and as a result of which one Inspector Muntari Maikudi attached to Kusada Division sustained gunshot injury and was rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Katsina for treatment.

“IGP Tactical Squad, SARS teams, PMF and counter-terrorism units have already been dispatched to rescue the victim alive and safely to his family.

“The Command enjoins members of the public to always assist the security agencies with timely and actionable intelligence on the activities of these bandits.

“Be rest assured that the Command and, indeed, other security agencies, are on their toes to bring to an end the activities of these bandits.”

Meanwhile, the Daura Emirate Council and the immediate family of the kidnapped Magajin have kept sealed lips on his fate, even as the Police said efforts were on to rescue him.

The mood was sober at both the palace of the Emir of Daura, Umar Faruk Umar; and also at the residence of the kidnapped district head.

Sympathisers thronged Magajin Umar’s residence, located along Sarkin Yara(B) area, on the Muhammed Bashar Road; while there was heavy presence of Police there.

Security was also beefed up throughout Daura town, while makeshift speed breakers have been erected along surrounding towns, including Shargalle, Mashi and Kayauki.

The Sarkin Labarun Daura, Usman Ibrahim, said the family and the emirate council would not talk now in order not to jeopardise the safety of the district head.

He said, “Please, we are not talking now. You should rather join us in prayers for his protection and safe return.’’

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