A director with the Sharia Court of Appeal in Kaduna State, Aishatu Muhammad, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The Kaduna State Police Command on Thursday confirmed this development, stating that the director’s son was also killed in the process.
The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said that the police was notified of the incident at about 6:30am on Wednesday.
“The DPO of Sabon Tasha Kaduna reported that he received a distress call that armed men entered the residence of one Hussain Manjalo of Doka Mai Jama’a via Kujama Village Chikun Local Government Area and shot dead one Abdurrauf Muhammad after the victim was said to have challenged them.
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“And (they) kidnapped his mother, Hajiya Aishatu Muhammad, Director Personnel Management of Sharia Court of Appeal in Kaduna State.
“Patrol teams led by the DPO quickly moved to the area and evacuated the dead body to Hospital.
“A combined team of policemen including Anti Kidnapping Unit of the Command and Vigilantes were later despatched to the area with a view to combing the general area for possible rescue of the victim and arresting the criminals.
“The IGP’S IRT were also contacted for technical support in tracking the hoodlums.”
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