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APC chieftains abducted as bandits attack entourage of Kaduna guber candidate

Some chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State have been abducted in an attack along Kaduna-Kachia highway in Kaduna State.

The attack happened at a place called Tashar Icce, which is some meters from Kujama community in Kajuru Area of the state.

The team was on its way back from Kafanchan after a political meeting with Christian leaders in Southern Senatorial District, on Thursday.

A politician, who escaped the attack, described the incident as terrible, saying about five vehicles were affected. He said the bandits opened fire sporadically.

He also said some of the people in the entourage sustained gun injuries while two persons were abducted.

However, the governorship candidate, Senator Uba Sani, was not part of the team that was attacked as he had travelled to Abuja from Kafanchan.

His Campaign DG, Sani Maina, Ahmed Maiyaki, a chieftain of the party, and a few others escaped unhurt.

Among those abducted are the APC House of Assembly Candidate in Kajuru simply identified as Mr Madaki and the Vice chairman of APC in Kajuru Local Government Area, Ruben Waziri.

Ben Maigari, a relative of the Vice Chairman, confirmed the incident and said they were yet to be contacted by the bandits.

“They were attacked; the bandits blocked the road and opened fire on the entourage and other moving vehicles. My brother, Ruben, was abducted alongside Madaki because they were in the same vehicle,” he said.

Two other buses were said to have attacked around the same time, with two people feared killed while others were taken into the forest.

Contacted the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige, promised to call back after getting details of the incident, but he had not done so at the time of filing this report.

Written by Online Editor

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