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Adamawa lawmaker kidnapped by gunmen

17 May 2015, 08:02

Yola - A group of unknown gunmen has kidnapped the member representing Toungo Counstituency in the Adamawa House of Assembly, Alhaji Adamu Usman.

Usman was said to be kidnapped by the gunmen who stormed his residence at Kofare Ward of Yola around midnight on Friday.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa Police Command, Mr Othman Abubakar, said the lawmaker was taken away at gunpoint.

He however said that the police were investigating the incident.

Also Read: 7 doctors get kidnap threats in Ekiti State - NMA

The media reports that Usman is one of the only two members of Adamawa Assembly who won their  re-election to the house for a second term after defecting from PDP to APC in the just-concluded general elections.

The incident brings to three the number of kidnapping recorded in the  state within six months.

The media recalls that Alhaji Sani Ribadu, a brother to Malam Nuhu Ribadu and Mr Wilson Gundiri, a brother to Engr Markus Gundiri  were earlier kidnapped but later released.

Gindiri was the Adamawa SDP gubernatorial candidate in the just-concluded general elections.



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