Suspected bandits Tuesday afternoon, kidnapped a Sharia court judge in the Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Residents said gunmen suspected to be bandits reportedly swooped on Alhaji Hussaini Samaila’s court located at Bauren Zakat village in the council and whisked him away.

The mission of the judge at the court could not be ascertained because judicial workers in the state were still observing the nationwide strike directed by their national union.

Katsina police command spokesman, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident on Tuesday night adding that an investigation has already commenced.

Isah said, “The court has already been relocated from the village to Safana due to security challenges. Also, the judge did not request police orderly and the necessary security backup that is supposed to be around when courts are sitting. 

“So, nobody was aware of his visit to the court, more so, when there is an ongoing strike by the judicial workers.”

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