On Thursday September 3 at about 8:00am some unknown gunmen struck and kidnapped the Sarkin Fulani of Ilorin, Usman Adamu Hardo, around the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in Ilorin.

The Sarkin Fulani was reportedly on his way to the bank in his car with his son Babangida, when some gunmen barricaded their way in a vehicle.

An eyewitness told newsmen;

“They asked him to come out from his own vehicle and join them, I learned that he was carrying some cash to bank when they kidnapped him.

“His car was later recovered with his phone inside, it was right now with the police.”

Usman’s wife, Hajiya Aina’u Usaman who confirmed his abduction said the kidnappers wore kaftan and spoke hausa.

She said;

“They did not go with Babangida (his son). He has come back home.

“He told us that it was three of the gunmen that came out of their vehicle and forced my husband to join them in their car.

“He pleaded with them to collect the money with him and set him free, but they refused, telling him that they have been looking for him for so long.

“They spoke Hausa language with their faces covered and they were wearing kaftan.”

She also disclosed that her husband is battling some undisclosed health challenges and urged for his rescue.