Some unidentified gang of armed men suspected to be kidnappers yesterday abducted a Sharia Court Judge of Allawa in Shiroro local government area of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed.
It was gathered that the armed men numbering 25 were wading some dangerous weapons along like AK 47 when they accosted the Sharia court Judge when he was coming from Allawa to Pandogari.
It was learnt that they emerged from the bush around Garimia about 10 kilometers away from Pandogari town when he was returning on motorbike after the day’s court session in Allawa.
Further findings revealed that the Sharia Court Judge boarded a commercial motorcycle known as Okada and left his court premises at 4:45pm when they ran into the armed men who forced him out of the bike at gun point and took him to the bush along Allawa forest notorious for hosting armed men.
It was learnt that the Judge boarded the commercial motor cycle because the car the Sharia Court Judge was driving developed a mechanical fault and left it for a mechanic for a repair in Kagara town.
After the day work he was said to have taken the bike to meet a mechanic working on his car at Kalgara when he was abducted .
Speaking in an interview, the deputy registrar, Sharia Court of Appeal Niger State, Alhaji Sanusi Bobi told LEADERSHIP Weekend that the kidnappers have demanded for N20 million to be paid as ransom before they release the Sharia Court Judge
Confirming this report the Police Public Relation Office (PPRO) in the state, Mallam Abubakar Muhammad Dan Inna (ASP) said that police has commenced full investigation into the abduction of the Sharia Court Judge with a view to rescue him alive.
He said that the commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Dibal Paul Yakadi, has directed the anti Kidnapping squared of the command to go after the kidnappers and ensure that the Judge is rescued alive.
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