Gunmen Abduct Top APC Official In Kaduna

Unknown gunmen, on Friday night, abducted the Organizing Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Kawu Ibrahim Yakasai.

Naija News learnt that Yakasai, a former Chairman of Soba Local Government Area in the state, was kidnapped from his house in Yakasai village at night.

Confirming the incident, the Chief Press Secretary to the Kaduna State Governor, Mohammed Lawal Shehu, in a statement on Saturday, August 26, said the Governor had directed security agencies to go after the abductors and ensure that Yakasai regained freedom.

The Governor, Uba Sani, restated his administration’s commitment to the safety of lives and property of all residents in the state.

The governor also revealed plans to employ 7,000 vigilantes to complement the efforts of conventional security agencies as part of the steps to achieve security in the state.

An indigene of Kaduna state, Usman Modibbo, took to his Twitter page, to lament the insecurity in the state.

He wrote: “Banditry and kidnapping is on the rise in Soba Lgt of KD St. This morning we woke up to the news of kidnap of Hon Kawu Yakasai, the state Org Sec of @OfficialAPCNg, the 7th case in a week.

“Though Gov @ubasanius is doing his best, @HQNigerianArmy @PoliceNG need to come to our aid.”

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