Gunmen Kidnap Legislator In Bauchi

Channels Television  
Updated March 4, 2014

Police LogoA member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Mr Yusuf Nuhu, has been kidnapped in the state by unknown gunmen.

The Spokesman for the Bauchi State Police Command, Mr Haruna Mohammed, says that Mr Nuhu, who represents Lame constituency in the House, was abducted yesterday night in Zalau village.

Mr Mohammed said that a police patrol team pursued the kidnappers into a forest on the boundary between Bauchi and Kaduna States.

“The kidnappers abandoned their car when they realised they were being pursued by the police and took Nuhu into the forest,” he said.

The police spokesman said some officers had cordoned off the area and were searching for the kidnappers and their victim.