Zamfara - The Vice Chairman of
Anka Local Government Area in Zamfara, Alhaji Yahuza Ibrahim, has allegedly
The Chairman of the council, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammad,
disclosed this to newsmen in Anka on Wednesday.
Muhammad, who was in tears, said he received the report of
the incident from the victim’s home village, Wiya, in the early hours of
He said eye witnesses from Ibrahim’s village said gunmen
drove into the settlement on Tuesday night and fired gunshots into the air
before they took away the vice chairman.
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He said shortly after he received the report, he got a phone
call from a hidden number in which a male voice spoke to him in Hausa language
and asked for a ransom of N5 million to facilitate the safe release of the
“It was then that we realised that the kidnap was real and
had been carried out by bandits who hide in the nearby bushes,” the chairman
He said he had already reported the matter to the state
government as well as all security agencies in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP
Muhammad Shehu, however, said he could not confirm or deny the report because
he was on his way back to the state from a trip.