Gunmen suspected to be bandit terrorists have kidnapped the district head of Wawa community in Borgu Kingdom Niger State, Dr. Mahmud Ahmed Aliyu.
The gunmen had attacked the palace of Ahmed Aliyu around 9:30pm on Saturday and abducted him at gunpoint.
Source told PUNCH that the terrorists attacked the palace carrying guns and cutlasses; and went straight to the traditional ruler’s apartment where he had already retired.
Aliyu is said to be the 16th Dodo of Wawa and a PhD holder in Environmental Science from a Malaysian university . He is in the 12th year of his reign.
It was also learnt that the gunmen picked him in the presence of his wives without beating or hurting him.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said police operatives were already on the trail of the bandits’ rescue the district head.
“The Police tactical team and members of the vigilante of the area have been deployed for manhunt of the hoodlums, with a view to rescue the victim and arrest the culprits,” the PPRO said.