University Staff Kidnapped By Gunmen In Kano

Abdullahi Bello, the spokesman of the Federal University Dutse (FUD), Jigawa, has confirmed the kidnap of one the staffs of the university, Shehu Abdulhamid in Kano state

According to Bello, Abdulhamid who was a clinical official of the university’s clinic was abducted and taken to the bush on Thursday along Kano-Maidugri highway in Gaya LGA of Kano state, while traveling with a friend in his vehicle.

He confirmed the incident on Friday, October 23

“The kidnappers asked the co-traveller to go with the vehicle and inform his family about the development,” Mr Bello said.

“They have started negotiations. The kidnappers are demanding N20 million, however, as of Saturday morning, they are demanding N1.5 million,”

According to Mr Bello, the incident has been reported to police in Jigawa.

However, the police spokesman in Jigawa, Audu Jinjiri, said the incident did not occur in Jigawa, so the neighbouring Kano command was notified.

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