The District Head of Wuya in Anke Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Umar, his son, Manir Umar and Chief Imam of the town, Mallam Murtala, were kidnapped by bandits on Saturday.
An eyewitness, Alhaji Muhammadu Biyu told our reporter that the bandits came in to the area, shooting in the air, before kidnapping the victims while they were praying in the mosque.
He added that the youths in the area who tried to stop them were injured by the kidnappers. The injured youths have been hospitalized.
When the State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran was contacted, he confirmed the incident and said that the police have been informed and efforts were being made to rescue the victims.
As of the time of filing this report, the kidnappers are yet to demand any ransom.