Chief Joshua Ahmadu, the district head of Chawai in Kauru Local Government in Kaduna State, has been kidnapped by gunmen.
The Chawai Development Association’s president, Mr. Abel Adamu, verified Ahmadu’s kidnapping on Wednesday.
The traditional leader was taken hostage Tuesday night “by gunmen who raided his house at Zambina,” according to Adamu in a statement signed by Mr. Raphael Joshua, Public Relations Officer of CDA.
Adamu was cited as adding, “It was claimed that the kidnappers assaulted the house of the traditional ruler in large numbers around 9:30 p.m. and snatched him away.”
The CDA President was further described as expressing shock at the circumstance and assured locals that CDA was making every effort to secure the victim’s safe release.
The chiefs of security personnel assigned to special duty in the chiefdom and the pertinent authorities have already been notified and are moving quickly to save the traditional leader.
We are requesting that all Tsam land descendants pray for the district chief’s safe return.
In order to prevent such breaches, the statement urged the young chiefdom’s residents to always take communal security seriously.
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“To make sure the land is secure, we must be proactive.”
He bemoaned that youngsters, who should be the force uniting all communities to ensure security, were not prepared to engage alongside security officers to secure the land at this crucial moment.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, bandits and kidnappers have recently targeted the Tsam Chiefdom frequently and attacked it.
While significant sums of money were also spent to free individuals who had been kidnapped, some of the occurrences resulted in the loss of life.
The head of the CDA pleaded with the government to order security organizations to make sure the district head was saved and freed “unconditionally.”
According to NAN, members of the Police Area Command in Kafanchan visited the victim’s family later and informed them that they would “do everything possible” to save the chief.