A Councilor in Soba Local Government Area of Kaduna State whose name was given as Abdul Adamu Kinkiba has been arrested with AK-47 around the Giwa Local Government Area of the State.
Africa Today News, New York reports that the area is close to a den of the bandits terrorising many parts of the state.
The chairman of Soba Local Government Area, Engineer Suleiman Yahaya Richifa, confirmed the arrest.
He stated that the suspect is the councilor representing Kinkiba ward in the council.
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He, however, declined to speak further, adding, “I’m in serious grief about the news. Please allow me to overcome my shock.”
When contacted by DAILY POST, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed said he would call back.
He said, “I’m on my way to the mosque now, I will call you back shortly”.
Africa Today News, New York recalls that terrorists had a few weeks ago sacked Rijana community in Kachia Local Council of Kaduna State and abducted the village head, Ayuba Dakolo, as well as several farmers.
Africa Today News, New York gathered that the village head was abducted alongside other farmers at Kurmi, near Chikwale in Kachia.
Rijana, a community off the busy Abuja–Kaduna highway, notorious for frequent attacks by bandits.
Local sources told newsmen on Saturday morning that the bandits have reached out to community leaders in Rijana with two lists of demands including gallons of petrol and engine oil, as well as cigarettes.
The spokesman of the Kaduna State police command, Mohammed Jalige, did not respond to calls but a senior police officer said that security agents had been notified of the incident.
Africa Today News, New York reports that this was coming even as President Muhammadu Buhari’s political associate, Faruok Aliyu, was nearly killed on Wednesday night, when gunmen suspected to be assassins attacked his Kano residence.