Bandits have abducted the Organizing Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Hon. Kawu Ibrahim Yakasai.
Yakasai was abducted from his residence in Yakasai village in Soba Local Government Area (LGA) at around 10:00 pm on Friday.
The bandits specifically targeted Yakasai’s residence and forcibly took him away, according to sources.
Yakasai, a former Chairman of Soba LGA, was seized by the assailants and subsequently transported to an undisclosed location.
A resident of Soba, Lawal Sani, who spoke to reporters, prayed to God to free the ex-chairman from his abductors, Daily Trust reports.
A member of the ruling party executive committee, confirmed the incident, expressing concern over the safety of Hon. Yakasai.
Mohammed Lawal Shehu, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Uba Sani, also confirmed the incident, saying the governor had directed security agencies to go after the kidnappers and ensure Yakasai’s safe return.
Shehu reiterated the governor’s commitment to the safety of lives and properties of all citizens of Kaduna state. He added that part of the steps taken to achieve this is the governor’s resolve to employ 7,000 vigilantes, who will complement the efforts of the security agencies in the state.