Gunmen have kidnapped the District Head of Chawai in Kauru Local Government of Kaduna State, Chief Joshua Ahmadu.
President of Chawai Development Association (CDA), Abel Adamu confirmed the kidnap on Wednesday.
Adamu, in a statement signed by Mr Raphael Joshua, Public Relations Officer of CDA, said that the traditional ruler was kidnapped on Tuesday night “by gunmen who invaded his house at Zambina.”
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“It was reported that the kidnappers stormed the house of the traditional ruler in their numbers around 9:30 p.m. and took him away,” Adamu was quoted as saying.
The CDA President however, assured residents that CDA was working hard to ensure that the victim was released unhurt.
“Already, relevant authorities and heads of security operatives on special duty in the chiefdom have been duly informed and have already swung into action to rescue the traditional ruler.
“We are calling on all sons and daughters of Tsam land to pray for the safe return of the district head.”
The statement challenged the youths of the chiefdom to always take communal security seriously so as to avert such breaches.
“We have to be on our feet to ensure the land is safe.
“It’s unfortunate that at this critical time, the youths, who ought to be the communal force to guarantee security across communities, are not ready to work in collaboration with security personnel to secure the land,” he lamented.
The CDA boss appealed to the government to direct security agencies to ensure that the district head was rescued and released “unconditionally”.
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