Gunmen abduct 3 politicians, demand N40m ransom in Zamfara

No fewer than three serving councillors of Gummi Local Government Area of the state have been abducted by unknown gunmen as confirmed by the Zamfara State Police Command on Friday.

This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations in the state, SP Shehu Mohammed.

SP Mohammed revealed that the three councillors namely, Lawal Gummi of Ubandawaki ward, Murtala Arzika of Gayari ward and Sahabi Abubakar of Birnin Tudun ward were kidnapped on Thursday on their way to Gusau the state capital.

He said one of the councillors, Murtala Arzika escaped from the abductors den and also that the command is not aware of any ransom demand of N40 million.

The police spokesman added that the command had since receiving the information swung into action to ensure that the perpetrators were brought to book.

Reacting on the incident, the Chairman of Gummi Local Government Council, Alhaji Kabiru Aski confirmed the abduction of the three and also the escape of Arzika.

A source said the kidnappers were demanding N40 million ransom for the release of the abducted councillors.


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