Barely a week after the Kaduna-bound train attack, gunmen have reportedly abducted the Traditional ruler of the Bukpe community in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Hassan Shamidozhi.
According to Daily Trust, his abduction was confirmed by his brother, who is the Chief Imam of the Community’s Central Mosque, Malam Jibrin Gimba.
He said the incident happened around 9:32 pm on Wednesday, March 30, while the monarch was seated in front of his palace taking fresh air.
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“I just walked into my house (after his palace) when he (the monarch) said he wanted to take some shower after which he will come out rest in front of his palace to take some fresh air,” the brother said.
“Some few minutes later, I started hearing gunshots… I watched through my window and discovered that the kidnappers had whisked him away.”
The Imam also said the abductors have not made any contact with the family after carrying out the third attack in the community.
He further disclosed that hours after the abduction, some policemen visited the community but later left.