Gunmen Abduct Emir Of Bukkuyum
Unknown gunmen have abducted the Emir of Bukkuyum, Alhaji Muhammad Usman . He was kidnapped Friday night
Authoritative sources close to the family of the emir told The Guardian that the abductors had already called the emir’s family member for undisclosed amount of ransom to effect his release from captivity.
A competent source from Bukkuyum told The Guardian that the incident happened when the gunmen arrived the palace of the emir in a brand vehicle and one motorcycle at about 8pm with heavy weapons and met the Emir preparing to observe his prayers for the day (Isha’i).
The gunmen, numbering over five, were armed with sophisticated weapons and shot sporadically into the air to ensure full cooperation of the emir and to avoid possible resistance from his subjects that was sitting with him in the mosque.
The source revealed that the vehicle suspected to have been used in abducting the emir from Bukkuyum town by the abductors was allegedly found some where set ablaze within Bukkuyum emirate territory.
According to the source, people of Bukkuyum town are now waiting for government’s intervention needed to ensure the torture of the Emir back to his family and subjects safely.
Confirming the incident, the state commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad Birnin Magaji, said though the report about the ransom demand had not been made known to government nor security agencies, the government was working with security agencies to ensure the release of the emir in good health.
‘Like you said, i also hard the rumour that the abductors are demanding for ransom.However, as far as government is concern we have not yet receive this information, neither from the security agencies nor from the family of the abducted emir. Security operatives are at alert, he said.
The commissioner explained that adequate personnel had already been dispatched to different part of the state to facilitate quick release of the emir from captivity.