By Andrew Onyejuruuwa
As a way of further stating the obvious fact that Nigeria is indeed unsafe, gunmen visited the home town of President Muhammadu Buhari and abducted the Magajin Garin Daura, the District Head. As a matter of fact, the Katsina Police command said its patrol teams at Kusada Division intercepted and engaged the abductors in a gun duel that led to the shooting of one Inspector Muntari Maikudi attached to the Division.
That shows how daring these daredevil kidnappers have become in the country. Recall that only recently the United State of America warned its citizens that Nigeria was no longer safe as a result of rising insecurity. It is sad that the abductors after engaging the Nigeria Police still left with the District Head just as they inflicted injury on an Inspector of the police of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The spokesman of the command, SP Gambo Isah in a statement on the abduction of the traditional ruler said the police officer sustained a gunshot injury and was rushed to Federal Medical Center Katsina for treatment. He added, 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. We want you rest assured that the command and indeed other security agencies are on their toes to bring to an end the activities of these bandits.” He said, the unknown bandits numbering about six, shot sporadically into the air when they stormed the residence of Magajin Garin Daura, Alh Musa Uba in a Peugeot 406, unregistered, blue in colour and abducted him while seating 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, Alhaji Musa Umar Uba is a senior traditional title holder in Daura Emirate Council in Katsina State was abducted in his house yesterday by unidentified gunmen. He holds the title of Magajin Garin Daura, is a retired Customs Controller and a cousin of the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar.
Media information has it that the Magajin Gari might have been targeted because of his standing since he is married to Hajiya Bilki, a niece to President Muhammadu Buhari, being the daughter of his elder sister, Hajiya Rakiya. He is also the father of Fatima, who is married to the president’s Aide De Camp (ADC), Col. Mohammed Abubakar.