Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped the district head of Wawa community in Borgu kingdom, Niger State, Dr Mahmud Aliyu.

It was gathered that the district head was kidnapped in his palace around 9.30pm on Saturday.

According to a source, the gunmen stormed the palace with different weapons and went straight to the community leader’s room after he had retired to bed.

It was learnt that the hoodlums picked Aliyu in the presence of his wives without beating or hurting anyone. The source noted that the kidnappers had yet to contact the family.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident, adding that the police were already on the trail of the suspects.

“The police tactical team and members of a vigilance group in the area have been deployed for a manhunt of the hoodlums with a view to rescuing the victim and arresting the culprits,” the PPRO added. ,,

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