Gunmen abduct Kaduna traditional ruler

Gunmen have abducted the District Head of Chawai, Chief Joshua Ahmadu, of Kauru Local Government of Kaduna State.


The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Ahmadu’s abduction was confirmed on Wednesday, in a statement by the President, Chawai Development Association, Abel Adamu.


The statement, which was signed by the Public Relations Officer of CDA, Raphael Joshua, stated that the traditional ruler was kidnapped on Tuesday night “by unknown gunmen who invaded his house at Zambina”.


The CDA President expressed dismay over the situation while assuring residents that the CDA was working hard to ensure that the release of the victim unhurt.


According to Adamu, “the kidnappers stormed the house of the traditional ruler in their numbers around 9:30 p.m. and took him away.


“Already, relevant authorities and heads of security operatives on special duty in the chiefdom have been duly informed and have already swung into action to rescue the traditional ruler.


“We are calling on all sons and daughters of Tsam land to pray for the safe return of the district head.


“We have to be on our feet to ensure the land is safe.


“It’s unfortunate that at this critical time, the youths, who ought to be the communal force to guarantee security across communities, are not ready to work in collaboration with security personnel to secure the land.”


Adamu, therefore, appealed to the government to direct security agencies in ensuring the district head was rescued and released “unconditionally”.


It was gathered that the personnel of the Police Area Command in Kafanchan had since visited the family of the victim and assured relations of its readiness to “do everything possible” to rescue the traditional ruler.