Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped Babagana Kachalla, an Assistant Headmaster, Central Primary School, Buni Yadi, Yobe state.

He was abducted alongside four other people by gunmen in Madiya Village, Gujba Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Command Spokesman, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, in Yobe on Wednesday confirmed the incident in a statement in Damaturu.

Abdulkarim named the other captives as Abubakar Barma, Haruna Barma, Modu Bukar and Hajiya Gana.

He said the incident which occurred at about 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday was reported to the divisional police station in the area by one Mala Boyema at about 10:37 a.m.

The spokesman said that Boyema luckily escaped the abduction carried out by heavily armed insurgents when he ran into their road block in Madiya.

He, however, said that Gana was later released by the insurgents.

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