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Lockdown! Police comb Zamfara for kidnapped Emir

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The police say it is working with other security agencies, ad that they have blocked all possible outlets from the state in order to arrest those who abducted the Emir of Bukkuyum, Alhaji Muhammadu Usman.

The traditional ruler was abducted from his palace on Friday night by some gunmen.

Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, Sanusi Aminu, disclosed this in an interview on Saturday, said “Although we do not know their motive, the action is criminal and we shall arrest them and they will face the full wrath of the law,” he said.

Also speaking, Aliyu Muhammad, the Secretary to the Bukkuyum Emirate Council and younger brother of the abducted emir, said he spoke on the telephone with the emir.

He said the emir was in good health and had not been hurt by his abductors.

Muhammad urged the people of the community to pray for the safe return of the emir.

According to him, the abductors arrived in an ash-coloured Honda Civic car and asked to speak privately with the emir.

Muhammad further said when the palace guards resisted the request, the abductors fired gunshots into the air and ordered all those present to hand over their cell phones which they took along with the monarch

The 60-year-old traditional ruler, who had been on the throne for 14 years, was abducted while he was preparing for his Isha’i prayer.

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