The District Head of Adabka in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Nafiu Shehu has been abducted.
The bandits who were on motorcycles were said to have come to the district head’s palace by 12.30 am on Saturday where they kidnapped him and one of his housemaids.
A resident of the town, Alhaji Mohammed Nasir, said the bandits spent some hours in the village after kidnapping the District Head.
“It was very surprising, these gunmen only entered into the District Head’s palace and whisked him and his maid away without abducting or killing anybody.
“We were all surprised. People were running helter-skelter on sighting the bandits who were carrying AK-47 rifles, but they did not touch anybody,” he said.
According to him, the kidnap of the District Head came barely a week after the police mobile personnel attached to the area were withdrawn.
The police spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu, when contacted, said, “I will get back to you”.