- The organising secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kawu Yakasai, has been abducted in Kaduna
- Yakasai, who was a former chairman of Soba local government in Kaduna state, was kidnapped from his residence in Yakasai village around 10:00 pm on Friday, August 25
- The state government has reacted to the incident and tasked security agents to immediately rescue Yakasai
Yakasai: Governor issues directive to security agents
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A scientist and Kaduna indigene, Usman Modibbo, lamented on social media.
He wrote on his X (formerly known as Twitter) page on Saturday, August 26:
“Banditry and kidnapping is on the rise in Soba Lgt of KD St. This morning we woke up to the news of kidnap of Hon Kawu Yakasai, the state Org Sec of @OfficialAPCNg, the 7th case in a week. Though Gov @ubasanius is doing his best, @HQNigerianArmy @PoliceNG need to come to our aid.”
Meanwhile, Mohammed Lawal Shehu, the chief press secretary to the Kaduna state governor, said Governor Uba Sani has directed security agencies to go after the abductors and ensure that Yakasai regains freedom.
The statement added that as part of the steps taken to achieve security in Kaduna, the government was to employ 7,000 vigilantes to complement the efforts of conventional security agencies.
Gunmen kill pastor in Kaduna
Earlier, Legit.ng reported a recent attack on a man of God in Kaduna state.
This is as suspected gunmen, on Wednesday, August 23, killed Jeremiah Mayau, a pastor with the Tawaliu Baptist Church, Kujama in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.
The chairman of the state’s Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Joseph Hayab, confirmed the incident.
‘Terrorists planning to attack Abuja-Kaduna train’
Legit.ng also reported that criminal gangs known locally as bandits are planning to attack the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service (AKTS), according to the Department of State Services (DSS).
The outlaws intend to abduct passengers again — just like they did in 2022.